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Hotel, Lenox, 

Thomas F. Morris, Ph.G., Proprietor, 
Housatonic, Corner Church Street, Lenox, Mass 

"Knowledge is power." particularly when it comes to compounding 
physicians' prescriptions, and public appreciation of that fact is evidenced 
by the magnitude of the prescription trade done by Mr. Thomas F. Morris, 
of Lenox. The equipment of the store i- thoroughly up-to-date, the drugs 
;.re the best purchasable, and the system employed is so complete that posi- 
tively .^thing is left to chance and the possibility of error is practically 
elinr^^^L This Morri- pharmacy is al>o a very popular place at which to 
obtaH Mifeetionery. toilet articles, sj c k room supplie>, rubber goods, 
souve^B^etc. for not only are the goods uniformly superior in quality, but 
the prices ar; equally satisiactory and the facilities and management are 
such a= to assure prompt, courteous and intelligent service. Mr Morri- 
established this pharmacy May i. 1912. 


General Contractor and Builder, Planing and Wood Working Mill, 

Tacoric Avenue, Lenox, Mass. 

Mr. L. E. Stickles has a well-earned reputation for itisfactory work 

at satisfactory prices, so it is but natural that he should find his services in 
active demand. He does a business as a general contractor and builder and is 
always ready to promptly furnish estimates on any work in his line and to 
figure very closely on contracts, both large and small. Certainly no builder is 
better prepared to guarantee satisfaction, as personal attention is given to the 
execution of every commission and care is taken to see that every detail of 
material and workmanship is fully up to the assigned standard. Jobbing orders 
are also promptly attended to. Mr. Stickles has also a planing and woodwork- 
ing mill which is well equipped for the turning out of the very best work and 
the charges are invariably as low as is consistent with the attainment of satis- 
factory results. Mr. Stickles has been a contractor in Lenox since 1905 and 
his business increases year by year. 

M. M. COOK, Grocer, 
Butter, Eggs, Tea and Coffee, 
Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass. 
The Cook grocery is very highly regarded by housekeepers who have 
made fair trial of its service, for they find that the quality of the goods is 
unsurpassed, while the prices averr-ge much lower than those quoted at 
stores less ably conducted. Mr. M. M. Cook has been proprietor since last 
Xovember, and he caters to the best class of family trade. He handles only 
high quality goods, including staple and fancy groceries, fresh country eggs, 
butter from the leading creameries, end choice lines of teas and coffees, and 
if you buy of him you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are getting 
the pick of the market. Orders are called for and promptly delivered. 
'Phone Cook and get the b- 


Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., 

Main Street, Lenox Dale, Mass. 

The establishment conducted by Mr. W. D. Avery is an excellent exam- 
ple of a thoroughly up-to-date general store, at which opportunity is given 
tc select from full of the best goods which the market affords in al! 
standard Grades As the stock is being constantly renewed, it i- sure to be 
fresh and attractive in every department, and the prices are as attractive as 
the goods, for Mr. Avery is content wih a small margin of profit and enjoys 
such favorable relation with wholesalers and jobbers as to be in a position 
to buy to the best possible advantage. Here one can obtain dry and fancy 
goods, gents' furnishings, boots and shoes groceries, tobacco, tinware, 
woodenware, etc. Mr. Avery founded his business on Sept. 1. 1886, and is 
considered one of the most progressive and alert of Lenox citizens. He has 
been for years the efficient postmaster of Lenox Dale. 


Contractor and Builder, 

Church Street Near Housatonic, Lenox, Mass. 

Mr. Thomas P. Fielding, contractor and builder, is well and favorably 
known, and has been established in business for several years and is consid- 
ered a verv successful carpenter jobber. He has done much woik which has 
met with favor by the owner. Mr. Fielding has ihe merited reputation of 
making close calculations on all plans submitted to him, and when contracts 
are awarded of carrying them out promptly All signs point a brisk year in 
building and iobbing operations, and those desirous of obtaining the services 
of a reliable jobber should consult with Mr. Fielding. He employs on an 
average four or five workmen, and has jobbing contracts ranging in price 
from $2,000 to $7,000. a stucco building to be used as a stable by R F. Frixey 
costing the latter amount. Mr. Fielding's workshop is on Church Street. 


Blacksmith, Carriage and Wagon Repairing and Painting, 

Main Street, Lenox Dale, Mass. 

Many a horse has been injured by improper shoeing, so it certainly pays 
to use discrimination in the placing of orders for such work. A very sure 
way to get satisfactory results is to patronize Mr. Joseph Cahalan, of Lenox 
Dale, for he is an expert horseshoi-r and employs only competent help. Mr. 
Cahalan has had a long experience and has been in business here for 21 
years and for himself since 1910. and consequently he knows how to get the 
best results in every case. He does a great deal of general blacksmith work 
•uch as carriage and wagon repairing, ironing, etc., and as a painter has a 
fame extending far beyond the limit- of the town. Mr. Cahalan's prices are 
uniformly fair and reasonable and as the best is always the cheapest, it 
most emphatically pays to place your orders with him. 



Trinity Church. Lenox 


Lake at Lenox Station, Lenox, Mass. 

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Furniture, Hardware, Paints, Paper Hangings, Builders' Supplies, 

Lenox, Mass. 

An old-established business, universally and. very favorably known 
throughout this section, is that conducted by Messrs. James (J., William G. 
and Albert E. Clifford under the style of James Clifford's Sons. They deal 
in hardware, sporting goods, paints, oils and varnishes, wall papers, lumber, 
builders' supplies, etc., being prepared to furnish them in quantities to sun 
and to fill even the largest order without delay. They are also associated in 

business as the Clifford Building Company, of which Mr. A. E. Clifford is 
president, Mr. James (J. Clifford vice-president, and Mr. William G. Clifford 
secretary and treasurer. A leading specialty is made of mill work. This 
concern are classed among the largest contracting firms of Western Massa- 
chusetts, and figure on work also in Xew York State and Connecticut. They 
are credited with the following: Residences of Hon. Joseph Choate, Mrs. 
lasigi, Mr. Anson P. Stokes, Mrs. G. G. Haven, Mrs. Bacon, Mrs. Purden, 
Dr. Kinnicitt, Samuel Frothingham, Mrs. Schenck. Dr. Jaques and G. B. 
Blake also the Hotel Aspinwall, Town Hall, fire engine house and three 
additions to the Curtis House. The Lee Carnegie Library, illustrated in 
this booklet, also the Great Barrington Library ar.d the Great Barringtou 
Depot are additional monuments to their constructive ability. The business 
was established away back in 1878 by the late James Clifford, ancl^^ice the 
death of the founder in 1897, has been carried on under the nairww James 
Clifford's Sons. As the Clifford Coal Company they deal very extensively in 
the best grades of anthracite and bituminous coal, hard and soft wood and 


D. A. Murphy, Ph.G., 

Clifford Building, Main Street, Lenox, Mass. 

The Gorham Drug Store affords an excellent example of an up-to-date 
pharmacy which in every detail of management is well worthy of the 
unstinted confidence and liberal patronage which it receives. The proprietoi 
is D. A. Murphy, who spares neither trouble nor expense in his efforts to 
provide the best possible service and who makes a leading specialty of the 
impounding of physicians' prescriptions. The drugs, chemicals, etc.. are 
obtained from the most reliable sources, the assortment is constantly being 
renewed, and therefore the freshness and purity of the ingredients used in 
'he prescription department are all that could be desired. Being an up-to- 
date drug store, of course there is a complete assortment of choice confec- 
tions, superior toilet articles, fine cigars, etc., and sufficient assistance is 
employed to assure prompt attention to callers. This is the oldest estab- 
lished drug store in Lenox, dating back over seventy years, and always 
tinder the one name — Gorham. Mr. Murphy has been the proprietor since 
the spring of ion. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of 


R. A. Stanley, Proprietor, 

P. J. Murphy, Mgr., 

Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass. 

The attractions of Lenox and vicinity are so many and so 
pronounced that they would unquestionably cause very many 
to visit here even if the hotel accommodations were not of the 
best, but still it remains a fact that a really good hotel will 
attract guests most anywhere, and it is doubtless equally true 
that the Lenox greatly stimulates travel to this region For 
the Lenox, under the ownership of Mr. R. A. Stanley, is a 
"popular" hotel in the best sense of the word, ft is very high- 
ly thought of by tourists who appreciate really first-class ac- 
commodations, for the Lenox has all the modern improvements 
and is conducted in such a manner as to offer practically all 
the com forts of home with the additional advantages of hotel 
life. Such being the case, it is not to lie wondered at that 
those who make trial of the Lenox arc very apt to advise 
their friends to give it the preference. This house was opened 
on July 20th. 1908, and can accommodate 75 guests, and the 
dining room can seat 100. The rates are from $2 to $3 per 
day, and by the week from $12 to $15 single and $20 to $30 
double. Mr. P. J. Murphy is manager. 

The Lenox. 



Leonard C. Peters, 
Peters Block, Church St and Morriers Block, Walker St 
Lenox, Mass. 

: interest worth 

m Lenox is "A sity" of Mr. L. 

C. P ited in tht ock. Church Street, and 

Hock, Walker Street. It is stocked with superior 

and rare goods, and a vis 3 like visiting an art mu- 

seun. stor - worthy of the 

- splayed old and rare 

from all the land> 

ns and novelties in metal. To lovers of old 

•.ure there is much I a • in the Colonial bureaus. 

ked chairs and curious articles of 

I description, besides cabinets, work of the period of 

Louis XIV. In connection is a cabinet working and repair 

shop, where the finest of work is done. Mr. Peters is also 

Kperienced painter and decorator, and a part of the 

year he devotes entirely to that work. He has been in husi- 

i Lenox since 1875, and no antique lover who comes 

to the Berkshire- locate him in Peters Block. 


General Blacksmith, Carriage Painting and Trimming, Repairing, Etc., 

Church Street, Lenox, Mass. 

Tamagne & Fenwick are called upon 10 execute many important com- 
missions as general blacksmiths and carriage repairers, and they have amply 
demonstrated their ability to fully meet all honorable competition in both 
quality of work and charges made. They have among their patrons many 
who employ them constantly, for they arc considered especially proficient 
and have gained mors than a local reputation. They have a weli equipped 
shoo and have the facilities for doing the best of work, Mr. E. J. Tamagne 
being a scientific horseshoer, while Mr. F. B. Fenwick is a practical wagon 
and carriage builder and repairer. A special feature is rubber tireing, which 
is done expeditiously and in a manner to suit the most particular. They 
nave a large storage ware.'iouse, where goods can be stored in separate 
apartments and at a remarkably low figure. Tamagne & Fenwick have been 
in business in Lenox since IQ09, and it is only fair to say they are placed 
among the most progressive firms in the town. The business was founded 
in 1800 by Mi. I. W. Fenwick, father of one of the members of the firm. 


F. J. Morrier, Proprietor, 

Morrier's Block, Walker Street, Lenox, Mass. 

Established 1897, 

"Morrier's Store" is one of the most popular institutions in the Berk- 
shire Hills. It occupies spacious and finely equipped premises in Morrier's 
Block, Walker Street, contains a very large, varied and complete stock, and 
managed as to attract and hold the patronage of people who believe 
'i "a square deal to all." '"Honest Goods for Honest Prices." That's What 
Mr. F. J. Morrier, the proprietor, promises, and as he "makes good" on 
that promise every time it would be strange indeed if his cash store was 
not a very popular one. Its stock includes dry goods, boots and shoes, hats 
and caps, ladies' and gents' furnishing goods, etc., and is always complete 
and strictly up-to-date in every department. This is the agency for the 
famous Old Staten Island Dyeing Establishment, and work is done at short 
notice as well as in a thoroughly satisfactory manner. 


(H. W. Jones) 


Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass. 

The business carried on under the style of Ventres & Jones is large in 
extent and complete in scope, as this house have a high reputation as 
general electricians and are called upon to execute many important commis- 

- in that line as well as almost innumerable smaller ones. They have a 
branch establishment at Lee, carried on under the stvle of the Lee Wiring 
Company, and are prepared to figure very closely on large or small contracts 
to furnish fixtures and lamps of all kinds and to do work under a guarantee 
of complete satisfaction. The record of this concern for first-class work 
promptly done commends it to all discriminating persons, and the result is 
that the big business continues to steadily and rapidly increase. Mr. E. C. 
Ventres established the business in Lenox in 1906, and on Jan. I, IQ07, Mr. 
H. W. Jones was admitted to partnership. In 1908 they purchased the name 
and good will of the Lee Wiring Co. Ventres & Jones employ about six 
-. orkmen and keep in stock a full line of gas and electric fixtures. 


Mason and Builder, 

East Street, Lenox, Mass. 

Among those who are taking a prominent part in the steady ar.d rapid 
development of Lenox and towns nearby i~ Mr. John J. Nolan, of East 
Street. Mr. Nolan carries on an extensive business as a mason contractor 
and has built up a reputation for accuracy, skill and promptitude in the 
execution of commissions. It naturally Follows he is given opportunity to 
1 gure upon many important contracts and is enabled successfully to carry 
c ut any work which he undertakes. To-day his operations extend to Lee 
and Stockbridge. and this summer he has been engaged on extensive alterations 
to the residence of M'ss Butler of the latter town. Besides building, Mr. 
Nolan make- a specialty of additions and alterat : onS, and is an expert in 
concrete work. He will figure on any job within a fair distance of Lenox, 
and having the required assistants, is able to tinish a job when promised 
Mr. Nolan har, been in business for himself since 1905. 



Laurel Lake, Lenox. 


Miniature Pond at Erskine Park. Mrs. Geo. Westinghouse. Lenox. 


Established 1906, 

Contractors, Engineers, Electricians, 

Main Street, Lenox, Mass. 

One of the best equipped concerns of the kind in New England is the 

Rogers Electric Company, electrical contractors, engineers and general 

electricians. They are builders of underground cable lines, manufacturers 

of and dealers in electrical apparatus and supplies, and do electrical work 

of all kinds, including repairing of every description. The Rogers Electric 

Company handle the famous "Thor" Wonder-Working Electric Laundry for 

the home. It is, indeed, "Wonder-Working," for it banishes all the evils 

of home laundering, and is by far the most efficient apparatus of the kind 

on the market. The company have establishments on Main Street, Lenox, 

and Church Street, Stockbridge, and are in a position to fill orders promptly 
and to figure very closely on electrical contracts, large or small. For four- 
teen years previous to establishment Mr. Rogers was superintendent of the 
Berkshire Electric Co.'s Lenox branch, and for seven years previous to that 
was with the Seth W. Fuller Electric Co., of Boston. It was through Mr. 
Rogers' efforts that the present efficient telephone exchange was established in 
Lenox, and was managed by him for seven years. This concern are now 
building the transmission line from the Glendale plant of the Monument Mills 
Co. to supply Stockbridge, Lee, Lenox and the George Westinghouse place with 
current for power and light. The line is ten miles long, i; a three wire sys- 
tem and 11,000 volts, and is now (September ist) about finished. Mr. Joseph 
Franz, the engineer of the Rogers Electric Co., has charge of the work. About 
40 men were employed. In Stockbridge Horace Terrill looks after the inter- 
ests of the concern. 


Mason and Contractor, 

Hubbard Street, Lenox, Mass. 

Prominent among the most favorably known masons and contractors 
in the section covered by this booklet is Mr. Charles Kilmer, of Lenox, who 
has been in business here since 1896. He is always in a position to give 
prompt and painstaking attention to orders for any work in his line. In all 
the work in which Mr. Kilmer has been engaged he has given close adher- 
ence to specifications and has built up an enviable reputation for skill and 
reliability and the possession of .such facilities as to enable him to attain the 
best possible results at the least possible expense. Mr. Kilmer is a mason 
contractor in the full sense of the term, and not only builds a house in it- 
entirety, but also is an expert on foundations and walls. He makes a 
specialty of tiling and fireplaces, and has done much of this high class work 
in Pittsfield, Stockbridge and other centers. Mr. Kilmer is obtaining his 
full quota of work and his many patrons speak of him in the highest terms. 
For five years he has been president of the Berkshire Club. 


Fish, Fruit and Vegetables, Fresh Fish Daily, Lobsters Direct from Maine, 

Oysters, Clams, Salt Fish, Hard and Soft Shell Crabs, Mushrooms 

and Hot House Grapes a Specialty, 

Church Street, Lenox, Mass. 

Lovers of sea food in Lenox arc to be congratulated upon the fact that 
located among them is one of the best and most reliable fish markets in 
this section, and unsurpassed for efficiency of service and moderate prices. 
We refer to the Lencx Market, Mr. T. E. Mahanna, proprietor, for here 
fresh, cured and smoked fish of various kinds are handled. Lobsters, clams 
and oysters are also kept in season and when desired are prepared in all 
ways and styles. Mr. Mahanna also receives from the farmers daily the 
freshest of -vegetables, while fruits, foreign and domestic, can always be 
obtained. The delivery system is prompt and accurate. Mr. Mahanna 
founded the Lenox Market in 1899, and during several months of the year 
it is a verv busv mart of trade. 


Plumber y Steam 
and Gas Fitter 





Asso^ ««~"with 


415 Lexington Avenue, New York 

Residence of Allen Winden, Lenox. 



General Contractor and Builder, and 
Manufacturer of Deloye's Self- 
Acting Gate. Repairing of 
All Kinds, also Building 

Residence and Shop Taconic Avenue, 
Lenox, Mass. 

The high degree of success obtained by Mr. Constant G. Deloye, the 
B« eral tractor and builder of Lencx, is largely due to the 

he gives close personal attention to the execution of every commis- 
rhere re so many things to be considered in the successful carrying 
• a business like this that it demands a combination of experience, skill 
and increasing enc at the very favorable showing made by him 

affords the best possible proof of his possession of these qualities. He is a 
general contractor who is obtaining- much of the best work and has erected 
many of the f,nest resiuences and cottages which are considered ornamental 
to Lenox. Building, moving and jobbing are given particular attention, 
rnd estimates and plans are furnished on application. Mr. Deloye has been 
a builder here since 1890, and with his efficient corps of experienced work- 
men is able to take a contract whether large or small. Deloye's self-acting 
gates are used for outside of the confines of Lenox and have proven ? 
success bv all who have used them. He has a well equipped planing mill 
with all the latest machinery on Taconic Avenue. 


Robert S. Tillotson, Proprietor, 

Telephone 58, 

Lenox, Mass. 

The purest and most healthful 
water obtainable in Western Massa- 
chusett? is beyond question the 
famous October Spring Water, sold 
and delivered in thoroughly clean 
sterilized bottles by Mr. Robert S. 
Tillotson, of Lenox. The celebrated 
water is obtained from October 

Mountain in the Berkshire^, where no contamination is possible, and the 
- is proven by scientific test to be a pure, odorless, colorless and 

slightly alkaline spring water. As a cleanser of the entire system it not 

only prevents disease, but cures many, and in brief is Nature's remedy. 

October Spring Water has been analyzed by a state chemist and he says: 

"This is a very pure water. Free from all contamination whatever. It is 
I would consider it an ideal water for human consumption." 

This water is on sale and will be delivered at any address, five gallons for 

fifty cents. 


Livery, Boarding and Sales Stables, 
Corner Main and Franklin Streets, Lenox, Mass. 

Such of our readers as have had any experience in the placing of orders 
at livery stables need not be told that there is a vast amount of difference 
in the manner in which they are filled. Some proprietors seem to think that 
anything is good enough for livery use. while others provide horses and 
vehicles which would be a credit to a first-class private stable. The latter 
is the course pursued by Mr. S. W. Tillotson, so if you want a stylish 
turnout— one that can easily hold its own in any company — you cannot 
iv do better than make* use of the facilities he offers. Horses are also 
boarded and reliable attendants attend to the wants of man's best friend. 
Mr. Tillotson's stable is also the center for the sale, exchange and purchase 
of horses. During the summer months he keeps and boards from forty to 
sixty horses. His son, Robert S. Tillotson, is associated with him as exten- 
sive dealers in hay, straw, oats and mill feed. The senior member has been 
in business here since 1872. and is one of the oldest established of the busi- 
men of Lenox. He is also a member of the firm of S. W. & S. O. 
Tillotson 01 the Lenox Coal Co., Lenox Dale. 

Green Hill, Residence H. A. Bf.i.den. Lenox. 


Proprietor Morse Garage, 

Renting, Repairing, Storing and Sundries, Excelsior Motorcycles, Gasolene 

and Electric Automobiles, Machine Shop, Electric Charging, 

Official Automobile Blue Book Station, 

'Phone 135, 

Church Street, Lenox, Mass. 

The Morse Garage, Mr. O. R. Hutchinson, proprietor, is well deserving 
of the high e-teem in which it is held by the motoring public. The service 
is maintained at a uniformly high standard of efficiency, Mr. Hutchinson 
making it a practice of giving personal attention to the storage and care of 
cars, the furnishing of supplies, etc. The garage is conveniently located 
on Church Street, is well arranged and equipped and the facilities and man- 
agement are such as to please those who appreciate the fact that it is as 
important to have a car properly cared for when it is not in active service 
as when it is on the road. Cars are overhauled and cleaned in a thorough 
manner, and Mr. Hutchinson has a machine shop where as good work is 
lone as in any garage in Western Massachusetts. He is agent for several 
of the leading electric pleasure vehicles and also gasolene touring cars, 
making a leader of the Velie touring and commeicial cars. Touring cars 
can be rente! by the hour, day or week. Morse Garage is the official auto 
blue book and red book station. Morse's Garage was established in 1896. 
and it has been under Mr. Hutchinson's proprietorship since Anril, 1008, and 
: t has a capacity of >o cars. 


Painter and Decorator, 

Shop Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass. 

Largely operating and having a merited reputation for reliability and 
the execution of the highest class work is Mr. Alfred L. Peters, of Lenox. 
Mr. Peters became established in business here in 1008, and has been very 
successful. Work is done in the most modern, prompt and satisfactory 
manner with charges reasonable. Estimates are furnished and closely calcu- 
lated figures given on all work. The residences, stores and hotels decorated 
by Mr. Peters meet with the approval of the owners, as he personally super- 
all work. He had many years previous experience, and to his credit 
in Lenox is placed many of the best painted houses and blocks. Mr. Peters 
< nly employs painters who have a thorough knowledge of the trade, so 
consequently his business has grown year by year, and 1912 bids fair to be 
the banner one. He Ins 'oh< ,ie connection. He does about all the local sign 
work and makes a specialty of interior work. Mr. Peters is an Englishman 
by birth, and was thoroughly versed in his vocation before coming to the 
I'nited States. 


Mason and Builder, Mason Material, 

Pittsfield Road, Lenox, Mass. 

Such of our readers as are in a position to judge from personal experi- 
ence will readily agree with us that poor mason work is really dear at any 
price, so it naturally follows that the main thing to be considered in the 
placing of an order is the reliability of the party who may be chosen. Many 
have found that a very sure way to get mason work done as it should be is 
to make use of the facilities ofTere ■'. by Mr. Tames Beglin, whose office and 
resilience is on Pittsfield Road. Mr. Beglin is possessed of both experience 
and skill, he is careful in the selection of help, closely discriminating in his 
choice of material, and he gives personal supervision in the filling of orders. 
Xo mason is better prepared to meet all honorable competition in price, and 
naturally he has built many of the best residences and blocks in this pirt 
of the Berkshires. Mr. Beglin has been in bn-iness ~jnce 1002, and it might 
be added he keeps in stuck a full supply of mason's materials. 


Wm. P. O'Brien, Proprietor, 

Lenox Dale, Mass. 

The Eldorado Inn is open all the year round, which mean- that it 1- so 
constructed, equipped and furnished as to be thoroughly comfortable, no 
matter what the weather may be. And doubtless that is one reason why the 
Lldorado is given the preference by so many visitors t" this section, for it 
must be confessed that the average "Summer Hotel" is apt to be a some- 
what disagreeable place to I've in during a spell of unseasonable weather. 
The Eldorado is up-to-date in everv particular. There is a well-appointed 
garage connected with the house, and this inn is a prime favorite with the 
motoring public, as their wants are well provided for and the proprietor. 
Mr. Wiiliam P. O'Brien, has the happy faculty of making his guests feel at 
home. He has conducted this hostelry since 1909 and the hotel dates back 
fully fifty years. In connection there i- a first-class cafe and high grade 
foreign and domestic wires, liquors and cigars are sold. 



Fruit and Vegetables, Cigars and Tobacco, 

Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass. 

Many families place all their orders for fruit and vegetables with Mr. 
R. S. McDermott, of Housatonic Street, as they have found that he makes 
3 specialty oi catering to family trade and also makes it a rule to handle 
the best goods the market affords. The stock is constantly being renewed 
and so is sure to be fresh and attractive in every department, while the 
prices are as low as can be named on goods of equal merit. Cigars and 
confectionery are important features of the business. The delivery system 
is maintained at a high standard of efficiency and customers have iearned 
that orders given by telephone are Tilled as carefully and satisfactorily as 
if the customer had visited the store in person, while the stock is kept so 
complete that all taste;; can be suited from it. Mr. McDermott founded this 
Lenox necessity in November, 1911, and his trade has grown month by month. 


Sanitary Plumbing, Steam and Hot-water Fitting, 

Church Street, Lenox, Mass. 

It is now very generally understood that inferior plumbing work is 
dear at any price, so it is but natural that quality should be considered first 
when it comes to the placing of orders. Certainly the firm of J. & J. 
Lavalette is well satisfied to have it so, for they are practical, experienced 
and skilled plumbers, who do work equal to the best and are in a position 
to thoroughly satisfy their customers. Employment is given to several 
assistants, but the firm give personal attention to the filling of every order, 
and are therefore prepared to undertake work under a guarantee of satisfac- 
tion. Repairing is promptly attended to, it being an important department 
of the business. A full line of stoves, ranges, etc., is kept on sale. The 
members of the firm are Joseph and John Lavalette, the former having 
worked with the late Richard O'Brien for several years. The business dates 
back many years, but under the present proprietorship since May 1st shortly 
after the death of Mr. O'Brien. 


H. Becker, Proprietor, 

Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass. 

A distinctive feature of the well-conducted Lenox bakery of Mr. H. 
Becker is that of home cooking, and this is so decidedly appreciated by 
particular people who patronize it exclusively. Pure food supplies only are 
used and cleanliness carefully attended to, even to the minutest particular. 
The best of bread, known as Krc-am Krust Bread, fine pastry and unexcelled 
cake are leading features and these are baked daily. Experienced assistants 
are employed and the service ic unsurpassed. Calling the Lenox Bakery on the 
'phone will result in the orders being promptly filled. During the summer and 
fall months Mr. Becker is kept exceptionally busy, and his bakery is very popu- 
lar, especially with those who know what good cooking is. He purchased the 
business last November from Mr. J. J. McDermott. He had ten years' previous 
experience, coming here from Huntington. Mr. Becker also does catering 


Ladies' Tailor, 

Church Street, Lenox, Mass. 

Hamilton, Bermuda, 

Classed as a leader among similar concerns is the establishment of Mr. 
James Fantini, Church Street, Lenox. As a ladies' tailor Mr. Fantini is 
distinctly first-class, most of the first people who come to fashionable 
villages of the Berkshires patronizing him exclusively. Garments are fash- 
ioned correctly as to style, are thorough in workmanship and perfect in 
fitting qualities. He keeps in stock and has as samples a select line of 
domestic and foreign goods, embracing for the ladies all the stylish patterns 
worn in Paris and London. Mr. Fantini is prompt in the execution of all 
orders and his house is distinctly a ladies' emporium. He has been engaged 
in business in Lenox since 1905, and has a similar establishment in the 
Queen City of Hamilton, Bermuda. 


Livery Stables, 

Housatonic Street near Church Street, Lenox, Mass. 

Spacious in area and metropolitan in every feature and unsurpassed in 
service, the well-known livery stables of Mr. Michael Prout stand unriv- 
alled. The stables date back many years and have been under Mr. Prout's 
proprietorship since 1894, and they have kept pace in equipment an' 1 service 
with the growth of the town. Prout's livery stables have even 
convenience and facility for the proper care of horses and vehicl- 
natural, Mr. Prout depends a great deal on the tourist travel, a 
name is a household one with about all who come to old Lenox, 1 
c''ge for several months of the year is both extensive and select, 
one can always get any kind of a hitch and a single or doubb 
be at your door by calling him on the 'phone. This stable will aci ite 

thirty horses. 


Practical Horseshoer, 

Church Street near Tillotscn Stables, Lenox, Mass. 

Miking a specialtv of practical horseshoeing and largely engaged a! o 
in general blacksmithing is Mr. James E. Quinn with modernly equipped 
shop on Church Street. Mr. Quinn became established May, 1910, and 
during his many years of activity he has shod the horses of man;, of the 
leaders of Lenox's Summer colony, always meeting with the owner's entire 
approval. He does no cheap work and a horse must be shod right before it 
leaves Mr. Quinn's shop. General blacksmithing also receives prompt 
attention. \ strong -testimonial to Mr. Quinn's ability as a horseshoer may 
be found in the fact that with him once a patron, always a patron, and 

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Merchant Tailor, 

South Side Housatonic Street, Lenox, Mass. 

\ well established enterprise which is very generally and favorably 
known in Lenox and vicinity is that conducted by Mr. James Doherty. Mr. 
Doherty is a merchant tailor of long and varied experience in catering to 
the wants of fastidious trade and his patrons are assured most excellent 
value in return for every dollar expended, as he knows where and how to 
buy material- to the best advantage. His assortment of foreign and 
domestic fabrics always includes the very latest accepted novelties, and he 
i- very successful in attaining that perfection of fit which marks the high- 
class, custom made garment. The facilities are ample and prompt service 

sured. Mr. Doherty learned his trade in Ireland, where one learns it 
good and well, and after an apprenticeship of four years and two years in 
business, he went to Manchester, England, remaining there for three years, 
and coming from the great cotton city to Pittsfield in May, 1899. Seeing 
an opening in Newport, N. H.. be embraced it, where he conducted an 
up-to-date establishment until coming to Lenox in April, 1906. Mr. Doherty 
look a course in the John J. Mitchell Co. Cutting School of New York, 
graduating in September, 1901. He takes a deep interest in military matters, 
and in 190^ was appointed corporal of Co. M, Newport, N. H., National 
Guard, by Col. Edmund Tetley, commanding the regiment. Mr. Doherty 
met with good success here, and in tlu- summer employs four workmen. 


Plumbing, Heating and Sheet Metal Work and Stoves, Ranges, Etc., 

Bull Building, Main Street, Lenox, Mass. 

The requirement^ of all modern and first-class building operations now 
include perfect sanitary plumbing and scientific drainage and ventilation. A 
pr.imber who keeps fuliy abreast of the times and employs 1912 methods is 
Mr. William B. Bull, of Lenox. In addition to plumbing, steam, hot water 
and furnace heating and sheet metal work are leading features. He employs 
help according to the demands of the times, and personally sti] ervises ali 
work. Since becoming established in April, 1880, Mr. Bull has been very- 
successful, and obtains a large share of the very best work. He is agent for 
"leading makes of stoves and ranges, al-o for Akron sewer pipe, drain tile, 
etc. Mr. Bull does repair work promptly and reasonably. Those intending 
to install heating systems would do well to call oh Mr. Bull at his workshop 
on Main Street, or a 'phone message will have him call on you. The store 
is replete with kitchen utensils, stoves, ranges and plumbers' supplies. Two 
sons of the proprietor are actively connected with the business, Wm. L. Bull 
as manager and Walter E. Bull as bookkeeper. Mr. Wm. B. Bull is the 
veteran plumber of Lenox. In a disastrous fire in 1909 he was burned out 
and, though the loss was heavy, he was not disheartened. The present 
structure is one of the most unique and at the same time handsomest 
of any business block in Lenox. It was designed by Mr. Bull with the aid 
of Mr. Clifford, and is of no stated style or architecture, but would be 
noticed at once for its originality. The doors of the building are cut flush, 
the glass comes clear to the iloor. while the glass in the two tenements above 
are plate. 

W. V. Sporer, Proprietor, 
Kigh-Grade Automobiles and Accessories, Dealers in Second-hand 
Sunset Avenue near Main, Lenox, Mass. 


Lenox Garage, W. V. Sporer, Proprietor. 

The Lenox Garage has been established since 190S and is under the 
efficient proprietorship of Mr. W. V. Sporer. Particular attention is given 
to automobile repairing, there being positive assurance of expert workman- 
ship in every department and the facilities and management are such as to 
assure prompt and painstaking attention being given to every order. This 
fireproof garage has a capacity of 35 cars and besides having everything 
for the automobile, all standar 1 goods are offered F< r sale at prices con- 
sistent with their quality. Mr. Sporer can -ell any of the well-known makes 
of cars ; and has been very fortunate in disposing of many second-hand 
automobiles to expert judges in car values. The Lenox Garage is 
open day and night, and Mr. Sporer has among his patrons many of the 
most exclusive tourists who come to the Berkshire's Many credit him with 
Ij having the cleanest garage in the I'.erkshires. lie is a great dog lover ana 
[^ fancier and is the owner of "Trixie Noble." a female setter. Trixic is the 
mother of "Queenie Noble," who carried off first prize in the Junior Class at 
Madison Square Garden in February. Mr. Sporer has sold supplies all over 
the country. 

Jrookhukst/' Residence 01 Newbold Morris, Esq., Lenox, 



Painter, Decorator and Paper Hanger, 

Residence, 164 W. Park Street, 

Shop, Main, Foot of Franklin Street, Lee, Mass. 

The numerous residences and hotels of this 
section of the Berkshires call for a great deal 
of high grade paper hanging, decorating and 
painting, and among the best known and largest 
patronized engaged in this work is Mr. Harry 
S. Lay, of Lee. Special features are fine inte- 
rior work in first-class decorating and wall pa- 
pering. All work is guaranteed to prove satis- 
factory and to be executed in the most modern 
manner. During Mr. Lay's extensive service 
since November, igo6, he has also painted many 
fine residences notable for artistic appointments. 
He employs a staff of experienced workmen and 
is prompt in the execution of orders. A postal 
or better a call on the 'phone with the request 
for Mr. Lay's services will be attended to 
promptly. His office and shop are on Main, foot 
of Franklin Street. For twenty-five years Mr. 
Lay was in New York, doing work for two 
firms. His store is well stocked with foreign 
and domestic wall papers, oils, etc., and he makes 
a specialty of Rogers paints. 

Franklin Street, Lee. 

Ticket Agency, General Merchandise, 
Center Street, Lee, Mass. 
By fair dealings, promptness and judicious advertising the name of 
Ferry has become a household one in the Berkshires, for at his agency one 
can purchase r. ticket for any nook or corner of this planet. Tickets are sold 
via all the great steamship lines, such as the Cunard, White Star, American, 
Allan, Anchor Line, and the French and German lines; drafts, checks and 
money orders are issued to all parts of the world and 'foreign money is 
bought, sold and exchanged This agency is reliable, and it is not only a 
convenience, but a necessity, to many born in foreign lands. Mr. Ferry is 
also the proprietor of a general store, and the list of general merchandise he 
carries includes screen doors, windows, wall papers, groceries, flour, feed, 
grain, fruit, dry goods and boots and shoes. Mr. Ferry has been catering to 
the people of Lee since May, 1905, and of late his business has greatly 


George Boardman, Proprietor, 

Laurel Lake, Lee, Mass. 

It u^ed to be universally agreed that commercial men were the best judges 
of hotels, but nowadays it is conceded that automobilists and tourists are equally 
well qualified to render expert and impartial judgment. By many the Laurel 
Lake House is known as "auto headquarters," and it is therefore well worthy 
of consideration by all. This is a new and attractive hotel, and everything is 
provided for the comfort and convenience of patrons, with accommodations for. 
thirty guests. The Laurel Lake House appeals very favorably to lovers of good 
cooking and good living in general; suppers are served to parties, and there is 
a dance hall in connection. This hotel is modernly equipped and has all the 
latest improvements, such as hot and cold water, steam heat, electric lights, etc. 
Lt is situated between Lenox and Lee, on the State road, and overlooks the 
beautiful and enchanting Laurel Lake. There is a garage in connection. Mr. 
George Boardman founded the Laurel Lake House in 1899 and has made it a 
great favorite in the Berkshires. Mr. Boardman is the wholesale distributor 
for much of the ice used in Lee and Lenox, obtaining the product from Laurel 



Artistic Photography, 

Water Street, Lee, Mass. 

Lee's well-known artisic photographer, Mrs. Annie M. Covey, has been 
established here since 1880 and is considered one of the leaders in this 
part of the Berkshires. The studio is equipped with all improved features 
and every facility for rapid and perfect production in high grade photog- 
raphy. Photography in all its branches is executed in the most artistic and 
satisfactory manner, special features being sepia work, children's work, 
K u? UP r J P °- rtraitUre ' and P arl0rama work, the latter, for instance, for the Berk- 
shire Railway Co. Those who have had work done by Mrs. Covey speak of 
her in the highest terms and claim her photographs are superior to much 
of the 'auded work done by artists of the large cities 

Lower End of Main Street, Lee. 


Contractor and Builder, 
Bradley Street, Lee, Mass. 

Among those who are taking an important part in the upbuilding of Lee 
is Mr. E. X. Mougin, contractor and builder. He has been called upon -:o 
execute many important contracts since becoming established in 1907, and his 
record is such as to make it easy to understand why he is given the ,., 
ence in many cases. Mr. Mougin will be pleased to furnish estimates and to 
figure very closely on contracts both large and small. He has a well-ear.ied 
reputation for abiding by the spirit as well as the letter of a contract, and that 
means a great deal, for it affords assurance that the material used and the 
work done will be as it should be. Besides doing much building, Mr Mougin 
makes a specialty of general jobbing. He is particular in the selection of his 
help, and work entrusted to him is sure to be done as it should be Mr 
Mougin resides on Bradley Street and can be reached by, 'phone. His activities 
are not confined to Lee, for he has erected many handsome residences in Pitts- 
held Lenox and Lenox Dale. Mr. Mougin built on Fuller Street, Lee two 
residences for Wm. Dillon and one for Mrs. Nelson .Martin; on Prospect Street 
for Mrs J A. Wade, Albert Judd, and a brick house for Henry Lana Last 
year he built seven in all and this year has finished one for Robert Muffett on 
Bradley Street, Richard Toole at Lenox Dale, and a handsome cottage for 
Wm. Manion near the Lee Laundry. 




Lumber, Sash. Doors, Blinds, Etc., 

Center Street, Lee, Mass. 

The extent and the rapidity of the building operations carried 
on along the Housatonic Valley affords the best possible proof of 
the prosperity of this section, and is aided in no small degree 1 >y 
the ability of the f.rm of W. 11. Baldwin & Son to quote positively 
bottom prices on materials of standard excellence. This concern 
are manufacturers of and dealers in lumber, sash, doors, blinds 
and glass and are in a position to fill even the largest orders at 
short notice, They have a thoroughly equipped planing mill on 
Center Street and turn out work which compares with the best 
anywhere — in fact, the excellence of the production causing their 
work to be in demand for a radius of many miles. Contractors 
find there is no better place to buy and they have the facilities to 
lill orders of any magnitude without delay. This yard dates back 
i" 1^40. when the late George W. Bradley, father of the wife of 
ex-Secretary Ballinger, of the Department of the Interior, began 
lumber operations in Lee. The late W. H. Baldwin came to Let- 
in i860, from Connecticut and formed a partnership under the linn 
name of Ball & Baldwin, which continued to 1896, when, on the 
death of Mr. Bali, Mr. Win. C. Baldwin became associated with 
his father, the firm name being changed to \Y. 11. Baldwin & Son. 
Since the death of the senior member on March 14, 1910, the busi- 
ness has been continued under the same firm name. 

Com Lin'ks, Lee, Mass. 

Looking North from Ferx Cuff. 


Painter, Decorator and Paper Hanger. Wall Paper of Latest 

Pattern, Store, West Centre Street; Residence, 

Orchard Street, Lee, Mass. 

A successful contracting painter of Lee is Mr. Edward White. 
He learned his trade thoroughly, had seven years' experience, and 
last spring decided to start in business for himself. During the 
last few months Mr. White has painted, both exterior and interior, 
many fine residences which are a credit to himself and the owners. 
Artistic and modern decorating, representative of the master paint- 
er's highest attainment in interior work, is a prominent feature. 
Mr. White also does much wall papering, and in this he is consid- 
ered extra neat and prompt. He personally oversees all work, facts 
that go far to explain the prestige he holds in Lee and vicinity, 
and marking it possible for him to guarantee satisfactory results 
Mr. White has several experienced workmen in his employ. A 
postal card is all that is necessary to have him call and figure on 
a job. Among the houses painted by Mr. White during the first 
three months he was in business are the following: Mrs. Martin's 
residence on Maple Street and her cottage on Fuller Street ; John 
Cormick, the druggist, and the new house for Wm. Manion The 
American Writing Paper Co. also had him paint one of their cot- 
tages at South Lee. Interior work has been his specialty. 

Contractor and Builder and Manufacturer of Concrete Blocks 
and Bricks, S. Prospect Street, Lee, Mass. 

Numbered among the most efficient concrete block manufac- 
turers of the Berkshires is Mr. Charles Vaninetti, of Lee. During 
his three years of establishment Mr. Vaninetti has been noted for 
the successful carrying out of all contracts made He certainly 
manufactures a superior concrete block, and though a few carpen- 
ter-contractors denounce the use of cements, there is no doubt of 
their superiority to wood or brick. Mr. Vaninetti recognizes that 
this is the concrete age and is certainly doing his part in displac- 
ing other building material, for his product is more lasting, eco- 
nomical and beautiful. The Vaninetti block is famed and the foun- 
dations and also houses erected are noticeable to our summer tour- 
ists. Those intending to build should consult him, for he will 
convince you that the idea of Edison is an accomplished fact. Mr. 
Vaninetti has the latest equipment and an up-to-date plant, and as 
a side line manufactures garden furniture. He had the contract 
for the new Phelan Block on Main Street, the concrete blocks be- 
ing admired bj» „il who have seen them. The residence for Mr. 
George F. Becker, of Washington, and the engine house are sam- 
ples of his -work. Vaninetti's cement brick for mantels and tiles 
are in a class by themselves. He can do concrete work of all 
kinds, and without doubt his sphere of operations will be greatly 
extended in the near future. 

Cape Street, East Lee, 


General Store, 
Cape Street, East Lee, Mass. 

The store conducted by Mr. Byron L. DeVareimes is one of the most 
widely and favorably known of its kind in the section covered by this booklet, 
for the business was founded in April, 1809. and it has been so managed as 
to have fairly earned and completely gained the complete confidence of this 

community. Mr. DeVareimes deals in fancy and staple groceries, drj goods, 

men's light furnishings, confectionery, cigars, tobacco, etc., and attracts and 
retains the most keenly discriminating patronage among the residents of Fee 
and East Lee by the simple but by no means easy process of handling reliable 
ds only and fully meeting all honorable competition in price. In fact, the 
store is replete with everything one would expect to find in a town of much 
r size, it is kept scrupulously clean and the clerks are courteous and in- 
telligent. Mr. DeVareimes is one of Lee's most prominent citizens and for 
years has been the efficient postmaster of East Lee. 



The Lee Library. Marble Furnished by the Lee Marble Co. 


Contractors and Builders, 

Cliffwood, Lee, Mass. 

The cost of a new house is reduced to the lowest figure and the work 
is sure to be dene in a thoroughly satisfactory manner if the contract is 
placed with a firm of experienced and reliable builders. Experience has 
proved that work done by Z. Harding & Son of Lee is sure to be done 
promptly and well, and also that they are prepared to figure as closely on 
contracts as is consistent with close and faithful following of plans and 
specifications. Estimates will be given and those who contemplate building- 
would do well to consult with Z. Harding & Son. Employment is given to 
experienced workmen and the details of the work are carried out directly 
under their own supervision. Mr. Z. Harding has been a contractor and 
builder in Lee for 40 years and in 1895 admitted to partnership his son, Mr. 
Frank R. Harding, and they are credited with a large amount of the building 
in this section. Their type of construction may be seen in the handsome 
residences of Wm. Benton, Wellington Smith, Jr., and A. B. Clark, also the 
new central fire station here, and the fire station at South Lee. The firm 
do much general jobbing and employ from five to twenty-five workmen. 


Fred. H. Phelps, Proprietor, 

15 Housatonic Street, Lee, Mass. 

The Berkshire Hills Nurseries, Fred. H. Phelps, proprietor, are not only 
very largely known, but are acknowledged to be representative of the very 
latest ideas in their field of action and comprise some twelve acres on Pleasant 
Street, the products including shade trees, a complete assortment of flowering 
shrubs, fruit trees in many varieties, vines, roses and evergreens, also peren- 
nials much sought after by the best people who come to these famous hills. 
The Berkshire Nurseries are acknowledged leaders in the western part of the 
State, and one intending to plant should of necessity inspect them or write 
Mr. Phelps for prices. He is considered an expert in his especial line, and also 
being a landscape gardener, combines both interests which have proven very 
beneficial to parties desiring his services. The trees, shrubs and plants grown 
by Mr. Phelps cannot be excelled, and he will be pleased to give gratuitously 
any advice when selecting or planting. The Berkshire Nurseries are on the 
trolley between Lee and Stockbridge, one mile distant from the former town, 
and were established in 1895. 


Henry A. Albee, Proprietor, 

186 East Center Street, Lee, Mass. 

The Lee Laundry is a thoroughly representative establishment of its 
kind and is well deserving of the select trade it enjoys. It is carried on 
under the personal supervision of the proprietor, Mr. Henry A. Albee, who 
is practical and gives close attention to its affairs and spares neither trouble 
nor expense to maintain the service at the highest possible standard of 
efficiency. Established many years ago and under Mr. Albee's proprietor- 
ship for twenty years, it is liberally patronized and numbers among its 
patrons many of our residents and the most discriminating of the summer 
colony, and does such strictly high class work as to attract and retain the 
patronage of those who would not think of patronizing the average 
laundry. Work is called for and delivered in the Lees, Stockbridge and 
Lenox, and the system of marking is such that an error seldom occurs. Mr. 
Albee certainly conducts one of the leading concerns of its kind in the 


William H. Gross, Proprietor, 

Marble Street, Lee, Mass. 

Exceptional opportunities are given the patrons of the Lee 
Marble Works, for this concern mine an immense lot of marble, 
which it deals in, both retail and wholesale. The Lee Marble 
Works were founded in 1852 and the facilities for obtaining their 
product is unsurpassed anywhere in this section. The marble com- 
pares favorably with the best from any quarry. The plant is mod- 
ern in every respect, ski-lied and able workmen are employed, and 
only the latest tools and machinery are used. The marble is shipped 
all over the country and includes sawed marble, sills, lintels, tile 
treads, base saddles, mosaic tubes, platforms, marble dust, etc. 
There is no slack time here, no idle moments, for Mr. W. H. Gross, 
the proprietor, has all he can do to keep up with the orders. This 
marble has a reputation not confined to this country, and for its 
special use has no superior on this continent. Lee marble was used 
in the following buildings: Clearing House, New York; Court 
House, Baltimore; State House Annex, Boston; Commonwealth 
Trust Co., Boston ; Warren Chambers, Boston ; wings of Capitol, 
Washington; Drexel Building, Fidelity Insurance Co., Penn Mu- 
tual Insurance Building and public buildings, all of Philadelphia ; 
Carnegie Library, Lee, illustrated on this page, and the Lee 
High School Building. A visit to the quarries is a sight "A man 
sees but once in all his time." 

'■— -- School Street, Lee, Mass. 

Dr. Thomas G. Sabin attended Toronto Veterinary College and 
was graduated from the Chicago Veterinary College and began the 
practice of his profession in Lee in 1886. He has built up a high and extended 
reputation as a veterinary surgeon and it is a notable fact that many of the 
owners of the most valuable horses in this section make it a point to secure his 
services whenever veterinary skill is required. His practice is not confined 
either to Lee or to horses, for many employ him from other towns. Dr. Sabin 
has been very successful in restoring not only horses, but cattle and dogs, to 
health, and holds testimonials from many whose names are household ones in 
the state. Dr. Sabin's office is at his residence on School Street, and he can 
be reached by 'phone. 


Telephone Call 128-2, 

Dealer in Grain, Feed, Hay, Straw and Poultry Supplies, 

40 West Park Street, Lee, Mass. 

The magnitude of the business done by Mr. W. O. Gilbert affords the 
best possible proof that he is rendering satisfactory service to the public, espe- 
cially as his business continues to increase. It is comprehensive in scope, as 
it includes the handling of hay, grain, feed, straw and poultry supplies, which 
are supplied in quantities to suit ; and it is but fair to state the rapid increase 
in the business is due to the fact that no trouble is spared to furnish only the 
best grades of the commodities dealt in. Mr. Gilbert has a perfect poultry 
ration which is giving entire satisfaction to poultrymen. Such of our readers 
as have had experience need not be told that quality has much to do with the 
real value of hay and grain. This was an established business and was pur- 
chased by Mr. Gilbert in May, 191 1. The office and warehouse are off West 
Park Street and by calling on the 'phone, Mr. Gilbert will fill the order with- 
out delay. 


Blacksmith and Repair Work a Specialty, 

Railroad Street, Lee, Mass. 

An establishment which is very popular with the residents of Lee is that 
conducted by Mr. Ernest Harrington and located on Railroad Street. He is 
a general blacksmith and repairer and gives such general satisfaction that 
many people come from out of town to make use of the superior service he. 
offers. He does no "cheap work," but is very moderate in his charges, and 
as "the best is the cheapest," it certainly pays to place orders with him. He 
does auto repairing and besides getting many odd jobs he has four cars he 
attends year in and year out. Mr. Harrington's shop is well equipped, for 
he has a circular saw, a turning lathe and a power hammer, the latter being 
the only one in Lee. He has been established since 1903 and is doing a 
prosperous business. 


Contractor and Builder, 

99 Summer Street, Lee, Mass. 

Mr. Ward P. Johnson, of Lee, has a high reputation for doing thor- 
oughly satisfactory work at moderate prices, so it is hardly necessary to add 
that his services are in very active demand. He has done much work not 
only in Lee, but also in nearby towns, and his business is well systematized, 
dose and personal supervision is exercised and from eight to ten intelligent 
and reliable workmen employed. Mr. Johnson builds in wood, brick or 
stone, and this summer erected the large, handsome concrete block on Main 
Street. He has made an enviable record and is in a position to complete a 
job in the shortest possible time consistent with the attainment of satisfac- 
tory results. Mr. Johnson also does much altering and repairing, and since 
he started ii: business in July, 1910, has done his share of the building in 
Lee, and has also built seven residences in Pittsfield and a coach barn in 
Great Barrington. The Phelon Block on Main Street, Lee, of which he was 
a sub-contractor, has lately been completed and is considered the hand- 
somest in town. 







Bicycles and Sundries, 

Guns & Sporting Goods, 

General Repairing, 

Lee, Mass. 

Mr. A. L. Bartram is often spoken of as "Bartram, the bi- 
cycle mar.." for he offers such superior inducements to buyers of 
such articles that his name is inseparably connected with them in 
Lee and vicinity. His shop is on Railroad Street, and it is well 
to bear that fact in mind, for you will find it pays you to make 
no mistake in the place. It is the policy of Mr. Bartram to do 
his best to satisfy every customer, and with every bicycle pur- 
chased he gives a guarantee which is worth dollars to the pur- 
chaser. Besides being agent for all the Pope wheels, he has an 

tment of second-hand wheels which are little the 
wear. Repairing is an especial feature, not only of bicycles, but 
also of parasols, umbrellas, etc.. while tools, knives, shears, hf.r-e 
clippers, etc., are sharpened. Mr. Bartram has been established 
since i8qi and his shop has a fame extending far beyond the 
confines of the town. When lie started in business there were 
only three bicycle repair shops in the Berkshire- 

Along the Hoisatonmc River, Lee, Mass. 



Groceries, Provisions, Etc., 

Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 

Those who appreciate the good things of life in the way of eatables would 
do well to make trial of the facilities offered by Mr. George Seymour, for 
he handles positively the finest groceries and provisions obtainable and has 
built up a very extensive and select patronage by catering successfully to the 
most fastidious family trade. Here also can be obtained general merchandise 
and hardware, and during Mr. Seymour's 55 years of establishment he has 
been prompt and accurate in the filling and delivery of orders. His place is 
stocked to repletion and is an index of the prosperity of Stockbridge. nestled 
as it is among the Berkshire Hills. This store is the oldest in Stockbridge 
and one of the oldest in the Housatonic Valley and dates back to 1825. 

' Post-Office and Drug Store, STOCKr.Rinr.E. 


Rexall Store, 

Clark Block, Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 

The drug store conducted by Mr. E. A. Benjamin may well be called a 
"family pharmacy," for a specialty is made of catering to the family trade, and 
the stock is so carefully chosen and complete as to assure the prompt and ac- 
curate hiling of orders. Mr. Benjamin gives particular attention to the com- 
pounding of physicians' prescriptions, using only pure and fresh ingredients, 
his charges are invariably moderate and prompt service is assured. This is 
the home of the Rexall remedies — a remedy for every ill — and these unrivaled 
preparations have added considerably to the popularity of "Benjamin's." The 
stock carried includes a fine assortment of toilet and fancy goods, rubber 
goods, novelties, confectionery, souvenir cards, etc. During the summer months 
Mr. Benjamin has a very select soda fountain trade. This is an old estab- 
lished pharmacy and has been under the proprietorship of Mr. Benjamin since 
1908. He is also interested in a pharmacy in Canaan, Conn. 


Mrs. Ellen M. Carey, 

Sargeant Street Near Casino, Stockbridge, Mass. 

Mrs. Ellen M. Carey carries on a well equipped livery and feed stable, is 
considered very reasonable in her charges and projmpt and accurate in jthe 
filling of orders, so it naturally follows that her establishment stands high in 
the favor of the public. Carriages are furnished for all occasions, such as 
weddings, funerals, parties, etc., and satisfactory horses and carriages may be 
hired by the hour or day, competent drivers being furnished if desired. Teams 
meet all trains and local express work is an important feature. Mrs. Carey is 
ably assisted by her son, Mr. Thomas J. Carey, who has grown up with the 
business and who is in fact the manager. This livery was established by the 
late lames Carey in 1883, and since his death in iqo6 has been conducted by 
the widow, Mrs. Ellen M. Carey. 

Walter S. Peck's Residence 

>t Shop, Stockbridce. 



Telephone 36-3, 

Laurel Hill, Stockbridge, Mass. 

There is no disputing the fact that it pays to use discrimination in the plac- 
ing of orders for painting, decorating and wall papering, and in this connection 
we take pleasure in calling attention to the facilities offered by Mr. Walter S. 
Peck, for he has a reputation second to none, and is in a position to fill orders 
promptly and to meet all honorable competition in price. He has done a great 
deal of work in Stockbridge and vicinity, and it is a noticeable fact that a great 
deal of it conies from regular patrons. Estimates will cheerfully be given on 
application, jobbing is done at short notice, and Mr. Peck is prepared to figure 
on a job in any nearby town. Twenty years' experience has made him a master 
at the brush, and since becoming established has done exceptionally well. Mr 
Peck at his store, on Laurel Hill Avenue, has a full stock of the latest wall- 
papers, both American and Europea.i, and the most particular cannot fail from 
being suited. 



C. B. Jerome, Proprietor, 
Up-to-Date Shoes, Rubbers, Gents' Furnish- 
ings and Clothing at City Prices. 
Ladies' Shirt Waists, Hosiery and Notions, 
Telephone No. 55-3, 
Main Street, Pratt's Block, Stockbridge, Mass. 
The store of the Stockhridge Shoe and Fur- 
nishing Co. has been established since 1906, and 
from the first has maintained a leading position 
among the most enterprising and progressive in- 
stitutions of Stockbridge, and has steadily gained 
in prestige, popularity and patronage. Large and 
high grade lines of goods are carried, correct as 
to style and right in price, including ladies' fur- 
nishings, shirts, collars and cuffs of standard 
manufacture for gentlemen; the latest .novelties 
in neckwear, tine handkerchiefs for men and 
women, hosiery of quality, underwear, gloves, 
etc. In clothing a specialty is made of the 
Browning-King custom made clothing, without 
a peer on the market. Brockton's leading shoe 
for men, the Elite and the Patrician, the choice 
of the most critical ladies, are sold here Mr. 
C. B. Jerome, the proprietor, has, by adopting 
modern methods and metropolitan ideas, kept 
this store continually in the public eye, and to- 
day it successfully meets all competition, whether 
in the city or the surrounding towns. 

Methodist Church and Jonathan* Edwards Monument, Stockbridge 

Residence of Chas. L. Mellen, Stockbridge. 

'Naumkeag," Residence of Joseph H. Choate. Stockf 

Main Street, Stockbridge. 


F. A. BUCK, 
Meats, Groceries and Provisions, 

Telephone Connection, 
Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 

A combination of superior quality and low 
prices is sure to attract and retain patronage, so 
it is not to be wondered at that the store of 
Mr. F. A. Buck, Stockbridge, should be very ex- 
tensively patronized. He handles a complete 
line of everything good to seat, and whether you 
buy in large or small quantities you may depend 
upon receiving courteous treatment, for Mr. 
Buck spares no effort to thoroughly satisfy every 
customer and gives the business that close per- 
sonal attention which is essential to maintaining 
the service at the highest standard of efficiency. 
He handles high class groceries, canned goods, 
meats of the first quality, flour like King Arthur, 
Washburn-Crosby's and Occident, fruits, con- 
fectionery, soft drinks, cigars and tobacco, and 
even the most particular cannot fail to obtain 
satisfaction in dealing at this popular store. Mr. 
Buck has been in business since 1890, and for 
himself the last time since May, 1911, and his 
store is one of the standard institutions of 
Stockbridge. The Lee Laundry has an agency 
at this store, the team calling on Tuesdays and 





Garage, Automobile Supplies and Touring Cars to Rent, Plumbing. Steam 

and Hot Water Heating, 

The Only Fireproof Building in Town. 

Pine Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 

'lhe auto garage of Mr. Henry B. Parsons is without a superior in this sec- 
tion and is manned by mechanics who are experts on all foreign and domestic 
cars. This garage owes much of its popularity in giving unsurpassed value in 
return for money received, and in the line of auto supplies one is surely re- 
lieved of any danger of not getting the very best obtainable by dealing at this 
representative motor mart Mr. Parsons also makes a specialty of sanitary 
plumbing and steam and hot water heating, doing all work in the most modern 
and satisfactory manner, with charges moderate. The requirements of Stock- 
bridge require the services of an expert, and Mr. Parsons guarantees his work 
to prove as represented. He has been fortunate in obtaining much of the high 
class wcrk and is considered prompt in the execution of commissions. Mr. 
Parsons has been a plumber here since 1898 and founded his garage in 1902. 
Mr. Parsons is a graduate of the New York Trade Schools, and in 1888 he led 
the class of 52 members and was presented by Mr. J. A. MacDougald with a 
gold medal for the best workmanship. He is agent for the Buick automobile, 
the car selling from S950 to $2,000. 


Fish, Frtiit and Vegetables, Oysters, Clams, Crabs, Fresh Lobsters Direct 

From Maine. Specialty: Fancy Poultry, Ferris Hams and 

Bacon, Eggs, etc. 

Elm Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 

People are much more particular than they used to be in the matter of fuod 
in general, and poultry and fish in particular, so it is not to be wondered at that 
the market conducted by Mr. Walter E. Rathbun should be a prominent favorite, 
as in the opinion of many it is one of the best equipped hereabouts. It is con- 
veniently located on Elm Street and is a pleasant and attractive place to visit, 
not only became it is "as neat as a pin," but also because callers are assured 
prompt and courteous attention. As Mr. Rathbun caters successfully to the most 
discriminating class of trade, it is hardly necessary to state that he handles the 
very best fish and shelled fish, like clams, oysters, crabs and lobsters, that the 
market affords. Here one can also obtain dry picked poultry, whether it be 
squabs, broilers, chickens or ducks, and every bird is guaranteed. Vegetables, 
fresh eggs and fruits are also handled, and the delivery system is perfect. Mr. 
Rathbun has conducted this city market in a country town since November, 
1893. He has telephone connection. 


Blacksmith, Carriage Repairing, Painting, Etc., 

Pine Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 

Experienced horsemen need not be told that an incompetent or careless 
horseshoer may easily do serious harm to a horse, so one should be very care- 
ful in the placing of orders. In Stockbridge the majority have found to get 
the work done properly is to see Mr. John Coakley, of Pine Street, for he is 
a skilful shoer and does his best to shoe every horse to the best possible ad- 
vantage. Mr. Coakley also does much general carriage work and makes a 
specialty of putting on rubber tires and brakes on carriages. The painting 
department is a strong feature, and not only carriages and wagons, but auto- 
mobiles are made to look as good as new. Mr. Coakley does general repair- 
ing and is credited with making a superior andiron. He has been a black- 
smith in Stockbridge since 1905 and has as his patrons many of our first citi- 


Groceries and Meats, 

Elm Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 

There are many establishments which advertise themselves as "family gro- 
ceries," but it is safe to say that there is not one in this section which is more 
worthy of that title than that conducted by Mr. E. J. Flynn, of Stockbridge. 
The stock of fancy and staple groceries and meats is made up of goods skil- 
fully selected; it is kept complete in every department, is constantly being 
renewed and consequently is fresh and attractive at all times. Mr. Flynn evi- 
dently appreciates the fact that "quality tells" when catering to family trade, 
for he handles only the best goods and guarantees that everything bought from 
him will prove precisely as represented. He founded his store in April last 
and during the summer months has had a trade which far exceeded his expec- 
tations. Mr. Flynn keeps his store neat and clean at all times, the goods are 
displayed to the best advantage, and he has four clerks to assist in filling all 
orders. Two delivery teams are kept in service. 


Dealer in Antiques, Upholsterer and Cabinet Maker, Furniture Made to 

Order from Designs, Inlaying, Carving, Turning, Gilding and Polishing, 

Main Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 

A leading and largely stocked antique store of the Berkshires is that widely 
known as "Guerrieri's," located on Main Street, Stockbridge. It is a regular 
"old curiosity shop" and is stocked with antiques of all kinds, including rare 
pieces of furniture, old pictures, clocks, pewter and brass goods, crockery, old 
chinaware, and odds and ends of every description. Mr. Guerrieri buys and 
sells, a large business is done, and people drop in from all sections of the 
country. He is also a cabinet maker and upholsterer, and his reputation in 
these lines is not bound by the limits of the town. Mr. Guerrieri has, as his 
patrons, many who are judges of good work and they speak of him in the 
highest terms. He has been in business in Stockbridge since 1909. 


Flour, Feed, Grain, Paints, Oils, Hardware, Agricultural Implements, Etc., 

Elm Street, Stockbridge, Mass 

Mr. John M. Buck first went into business in 1875 and is consequently 
the second oldest established in the town of Stockbridge and his business is 
an acknowledged leader in its special line. The premises utilized are on Elm 
Stret and the stock carried is varied in character and large in amount. Mr. 
Buck deals particularly in flour, feed and grain, and has specialties in poultry 
foods, his goods in that line being perfect for the purpose and several are well 
balanced rations. He also handles hardware, agricultural implements, paints, 
oils, varnishes, etc., and the prompt filling of orders is assured. Farmers, 
builders and people in general find M r. Buck's store a suitable place to pur- 
chase, especially when they know that after comparing prices he can sell and 
does sell as low as many of the big advertised places of Pittsfield. 




Machinist and Repairer, 

Mill Street, Stockbridge, Mass. 

A well equipped establishment which has a 
well earned reputation for turning out work sec- 
ond to none in its line is that conducted by Mr. 
Laurence M. Yale and located on Mill Street. 
Mr. Yale is in a position to meet all honorable 
competition in prices, and it is nevertheless a 
fact that he owes his success to the uniformly 
high grade of work done. Besides regular ma- 
chine work, he does much general repairing, 
sharpens and repairs lawn mowers, etc. A very 
important department is that of carpet cleaning, 
and to do this work properly one versed in the 
business should only be employed. Mr. Yale is 
an electrical expert and installs telephones, elec- 
tric bells, burglar alarms, etc. This is headquar- 
ters for doors and sash — in fact, Mr. Yale is in 
many respects the handy man of Stockbridge. 
He has been in business here since 1881, starting 
in a small way, and his list <>f patrons grows 
year by year. 


Painter, Decorator, Wall Paperer and Carriage Painter, Supplies, 

Main Street, Glendale, Mass. 

It is wcinderful how vastly improved the appearance of a house may be 
made by the judicious use of a few gallons of paint, for in most instances i.t 
may be made to look "as good as new," and at comparatively small rtxpense. 
To attain that result requires experience and skill, so that care must be used in 
the placing- of the order, and in this connection it is pertinent to call ■attervtitm 
to tlie facilities offered by Mr. J. F. Whitehead, of Glendale, for he is a painter 

Glendale, Mass., from East Hill. 

and interior decorator who does work equal to the best and yet is reasonable 
in his charges. He is ever ready to furnish estimates on application and to 
figure closely on contracts. Mr. Whitehead also does much paperhanging and 
carriage painting, and most of the time is a very busy man. At his place of 
business one may see a fine assortment of paints, oils, varnishes and wallpapers. 
Mr. Whitehead has been in business for himself since 1893, succeeding his 
father, the late James Whitehead, who for forty years was a painter. He has 
had forty-three years' experience, and during that time has done all the painting 
on the Red Lion Inn. Mr. Whitehead is recognized as a master painter of 
exceptional merit. 



W. S. Crofut, Proprietor, 

Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Experienced travelers agree that it is by no means always the case that 
the highest priced hotels offer the best accommodations, and that such is 
the case is exemplified by the rates and accommodations at the Hotel Miller. 
Great Barrington, for although the rates are very reasonable, the accommo- 
dations would do credit to a high priced hotel. The Hotel Miller is an old 
established hostelry, lately remodeled, and is equipped with steam heat, 
electric lights and is up-to-date in every detail that promotes comfort and 
convenience. The proprietor. Mr. W. S. Crofut, has been connected with the 
"Miller" since February, 1910, and evidently appreciates the fact that "the 
sure way to a man's heart is through his stomach," for the Hotel Miller sets 
an excellent table and has a- reputation not confined to the Berkshires. 
Automobile parties find this house the acme of perfection and it is favored 
by many passing through Great Barrington. 

Hotel Miller, Great Barrington, Mass. 


Blacksmith and Practical Horseshoer, 
52 Mechanic Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Making a specialty of practical horseshoeing and doing a large business 
also as a general blacksmith, is Mr. J. W. Dimon, of 52 Mechanic Street. 
Mr. Dimon has been established since July 6, 1877, and is the oldest estab- 
lished blacksmith in town, and has steadily maintained the shop's unrivalled 
reputation for first-class service, reliability and reasonable charges. Horse- 
shoeing is a leading feature and particular attention is given to interfering 
horses and horses with troublesome hoofs. Mr. Dimon shoes gentlemen's 
driving, saddle and coach horses and has many of our leading summer 
people as his patrons. A prompt and efficient service is also given on all 
general blacksmithing, carriage ironing and repairing, with results guar- 
anteed to prove as represented. Mr. Dimon has a high standing in this 
section as an expert horseshoer. 

Painter and Decorator, 
Exclusive Lines of Fine Wall Paper, 
168 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

This business was founded away back in 1867 by J. 
Viscardi, the father, and during this period of public ser- 
vice an unrivalled reputation has been gained, resulting 111 
a steady inciease in volume of transactions. A special 
feature is interior decoration and painting of houses, only 
the best of paints, oils, etc., being used, and all work being 
guaranteed to prove satisfactory. Many of Great Barring- 
ton's most modern and finest residences have been painted 
and decorated by Mr. Viscardi, and in this work only. 
skilled and experienced assistants have been employed, at 
times as many as 20 are necessary, with an average of 
six to eight the year round. Mr. Viscardi has 'phone con- 
nection. Mr. Fred F. Viscardi has carried on tjie business 
since 1000. Not only has he the largest and best equipped 
paint shop in the Berkshires, but he takes contracts 
whether large or small anywhere. He not only covers all 
the local territory, but has done much work as far away 
as Albany, N. Y., and Winsted. Conn. He grinds all his 
own colors in oils, the work being done by electricity, and 
is able to grind colors down to an exceptionally fine de- 
gree. Viscardi's paints are standard and compare with 
the very best anywhere. 




Edward J. Van Lennep, Principal, 

Great Barrington, Mass. 

It seem* as if many educators were just beginning to 

appreciate the fact that every pupil requires individual at- 

render possible the attainment of truly 

1 Van Lennep. the Principal 

of the Sedgwick School ;■ ys, is a prominent and suc- 

nt of the thorough soundness of that theory, 

and the main reason for the enthusiasm with which parents 

who have made trial of the Sedgwick School speak of 

its work, and the results attained is to be found in the 

close attention given at that schi ol to the special needs 

of each pupil, and the number admitted is limited to 

make it not only possible, but easy to uive that close per- 

i attention which is indispensable in order to deter- 
mine and to provide for the peculiar needs of eacli scholar. 
Therefore such of our readers : - arching for a 

really satisfactory training school for boys would do well 
to communicate with Mr. Van Lennep. 

The Sedgwick Sc hool 

The Corner Shop, 



Telephone Connection, 

Great Barrington, Mass. 

The establishment conducted by Mr. Richard Maunder attracts many vis- 
itors to Great Barrington, for as a collector of and dealer in antiques Mr. 
Maunder has so high and widespread a reputation as to attract the favorable 
attention of the most discriminating. At his store at No. 406 Main Street 
may always be found a truly interesting collection, comprising antique furni- 
ture of all kinds, historic china, silver and copper ware, lustre ware, Sheffield 
plate, pewter ware, and an assortment of bric-a-brac in almost endless variety. 
Of course, the stock is constantly being added to and taken from, so it is ever 
in process of change and therefore is a constant source of interest to those 
appreciative of genuine antiques. Mr. Maunder does a very extensive busi- 
ness — not only because he offers a great variety of choice, but also because 
misrepresentation is never practiced. Mr. Maiunder comes from a family of 
antique collectors, his grandfather, the late Richard Bowers, starting in as far 
back as 1830 in England, the latter afterwards becoming the landlord of the 
White Horse Inn, made famous by Blackmore in "Lorna Doone." Mr. Bowers 
was a friend and admirer of Lord Palmerston, England's great premier. On 
the death of Mr. Bowers his daughter, Mrs. Maunder, succeeded to the busi- 
ness, and in this Inn was Richard Maunder born. The latter came to this 
country twenty-five years ago, moving to Sheffield in 1899 and to Great Bar- 
rington in 1907. Mr. Maunder has the largest collection of historical dark 
blue Staffordshire china of any dealer in this country. 

School Sports and Pastimes, Sedgwick School. 


Electrical Contractor, 

Great Barrington, Mass. 

Electricity is like fire— "a good servant, but a bad master." Therefore it 
most emphatically "pays" to see that electrical wiring and electrical work in 
general are entrusted to those who have both the knowledge and the deter- 
mination to assure the attainment of thoroughly satisfactory results. As Mr. 
A. E. \\ hitwell has a well-earned reputation for skill and reliability as a con- 
tractor for electric light wiring, telephone work, annunciator work, and elec- 
trical work in general, it is a necessary consequence that he is called upon to 
fill many important commissions as well as almost innumerable smaller ones. 
Mr. Whitwell is always prepared to promptly furnish estimates on any proposed 
work in his line and to figure very closely on bath large and small contracts^ 
Mr. Whitwell has been est' Wished in Great Barrington since 1896. and conse- 
quently has had the longest experience of any electrician in town. Naturally, he 
gets work mostly from our leading families, and his endeavors extend to all 
surrounding towns. 


Upholsterer, Draperies Made to Order, Furniture Refinished, 

Mattresses Made, 

Telephone 36-4, Residence 261-11, 

331 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Mr. J. J. Schaefer carries on a business established in January, 191 1, 
which has been so ably conducted that work done by '"Schaefer" is accepted 
as the standard in this vicinity. He is an upholsterer in the true sense of 
the word, besides being an expert as a carpet layer. A specialty is made 
of custom work, and many of our first families and leading summer people- 
employ Mr. Schaefer exclusively He is also an authority on antiques and 
though Great Barrington and vicinity has been pretty w-ell combed, he often 
comes across a rare piece of old Chippendale which is so pleasing to the 
antique hunter. A strong feature, and in fact a leading one, is the making 
of draperies and awnings. Many of the best residences are adorned with 
awnings made by Mr. Schaefer. He does work as far as Chatham, X. Y. ; 
Norfolk. Conn., and Lenox, Mass. He will on receipt of a postal give an 
e-timate on the probable cost of any work, or on request will call and see 
the work required to do. His shop is conveniently located at 311 Main 


Painter, Decorator, Etc., 

Humphrey Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Regarded as a most proficient house painter is Mr. Julius Richard, of Great 
Barrington. Mr. Richard is widely known as a practical painter and executes 
both exterior and interior work, fine decorating, wall papering.and is an expert 
at hardwood finishing, etc. Only the best of paints, oils. etc.. are used and he 
is particular as to whom he employs as assistants. Mr. Richard has to his 
credit many residences here and in nearby towns, and they are certainly ex- 
amples of the master painter's art. Many of his patrons are those who have 
been with him ever since he started in business in 1904. a fact which should 
speak louder than words. Mr. Richard is in a position to take a job and rap- 
idly push it to a conclusion, and will go anywhere within a reasonable distance 
irom home. 


Jewelry and Gift Shop, 

317 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

A vcrv attractive establishment, founded forty years ago and under present 
proprietorship since 19 10, is that conducted by Mr. E. B. Van Vorst. so it is 
not in the least surprising that as a "Jewelry and Gift Shop" it is very widely 
and favorably known, especially as the prices are as attractive as the goods 
themselves. The stock is most skilfully chosen, being made up of such high- 
grade articles as Gorham sterling silverware, the latest and best in leather 
goods and general toilet goods ; many choice selections of hand-painted china- 
ware, engraved and cut glassw-are, mantle and china clocks, and very many 
other articles especially well adapted to choice as gifts. The assortment of 
jewelry is equally complete and satisfactory, and it is certainly a significant 
fact that a large proportion of sales made in this department are to residents 
of big cities who are certainly in a position to choose intelligently. 



Wm. C. Howitt, Lessee and Manager, 

Great Baxrington, Mass. 

It is true that the Mahaiwe Theatre is one of the largest 
in western Massachusetts, but its chief claim to patronage is 
to be found in the superior quality of the many attractions pre- 
sented. Here one is sure to find high-class motion pictures, de- 
picting in a most realistic fashion every phase of life — "from 
grave to gay, from lively to severe." At the Mahaiwe one may 
see entire dramas acted in pantomime — and acted well, too. 
There are comedy pictures; there are tragedy pictures; there 
are most instructive travel pictures. Both young and old find 
real "entertainment" at the Mahaiwe. much of it being of that 
character which is at once agreeable and informing: The pro- 
gram is changed daily, there is continuous performance every 
atternoon and evening, and the admission, including seats, is 
but ten cents for adults and five cents for children. No wonder 
the Mahaiwe is liked by everybody! The Mahaiwe can seat 
936 people. 

H. I. PEER, 

General Contractor, 

Great B arr i n gton, Mass. 

Mr. H. T. Peer is taking an impoitant part in the beautifying and general 
improvement of this section, for as a general contractor he is called upon to 
execute many important commissions, more especially in Qhe line of 
landscape decorating, building moving and grading, bituminous road building 
and also road oiling. His business also includes concrete work in all its 
branches, and very many give Mr. Peer the preference in work of that kind 
because there is positive assurance that it will be done as it should be. 
Concrete work that is not properly done is neither useful nor ornamental 
in a short time, so it is highly important to use discrimination in the placing 
of orders for it. Mr. Peer's telephone call is 63-2 and all communication-; 
addressed to him at Great Barrington, Mass., are assured immediate and 
painstaking attention. 

Corner Main and Railroad Streets, Great Barrington. 

First Congregational Church and Manse. Great Bakkington. 


John H. Race, Proprietor, 

Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Traveling men may be said to be experts on the subject of 
hotels, for they have to patronize many of them, and therefore 
they are in a position to speak from practical experience. So it 
is a significant fact that the Hotel Waverley is a prime favorite 
among them. It is very conveniently located, on Railroad Street ; 
has a first-class cafe connected, is run on the American plan, and 
offers equally satisfactory accommodations to both permanent and 
transient guests. The proprietor. Mr. John H. Race, has good 
reason to take considerable pride in the Waverley, and you may 
be sure that it will be no fault of his if it does not keep up its 
reputation for being a "mighty good house to put up at." He has 
conducted the Waverley since 1899. 



Estimates Furnished on Application, Jobbing 

Promptly Attended To. 
Hollenbeck Avenue, Great Barrington, Mass. 

The building operations in this section of the Berkshires include even- 
type of construction that is associated with the development of this most thriv- 
ing resort, and the general high standing of the work commands especial at- 
tention.. Mr. Fred. P. Spath, of Great Barrington. is concerned with many im- 
portant operations, and in the execution of his contract he is adding to the high 
prestige which he had already achieved for reliability in every particular. Be- 
sides making a specialty of avoiding delays and of keeping strictly to specifica- 
tions, Mi". Spath contracts for general jobbing in all its branches, and in the 
fulfilment of his contracts lie has been very successful. Mr. Spath also builds 
and sells — in fact, this has become a very important feature. For many years 
he was a foreman and has been building more or less besides investing in real 
estate since 1890. Mr. Spath draws many of his own designs which have been 
very acceptable to owners. 

Residence of Frederick P. Spath, Great Barrington, 



Real Estate. 

Box 84, 
Great Barrington. Mass. 

». There is nothing 

"mysterious" or "sur- 

|^^ ^^> prising"' about the popu 

iarity of the real estate 
agencv conducted by Mr. 
H. C. Woodin. Th 
public are sure to appre 
ciate a man who tell 
the truth, who dot - 
misrepresent either 
places or prices. There- 
fore they appreciate the 
service that is being af- 
forded by Mr. V 

ralty that i- 
on the market are equal 
ly appreciative: there 
fore, if you want a fine 
country estate you can 
save time and trouble by 
applying to Mr. Woodin. or if you want a smaller place vou will find him well 
prepared to suit just your special needs. Write and tell him what vou are I 
ing for. He will send you a list. Box 84. Great Barrington. Mass. That's his 
address. It will pay you to bear it in mind, for even if you are not "house 
hunting" at pres ay be some day. Mr. Woodin finds this year the best 

since he established his business in 1900. 

Post-Office Corner. Great Barrixctox. 


Contractor and Builder, 

Workshop, North Street; Residence, 76 Grove Street, 

Great Barrington, Mass. 

Xo one conversant with the facts in the case will deny that 
there is any more truly representative contractor in Great Har- 
rington and vicinity than Mr. Charles H. Lee. In the past eight 
year- he has been called upon to carry out many important con- 
tracts, not only because he is in a position to figure very closely 
indeed, but also because it is a matter of common knowledge that 
w<" rk entrusted to him is sure to be done in a thoroughly satis- 
factory manner. Mr. Lee has built many modern residences in 
Great Barrington — in fact, all up and down the Housatonic — and 
certainly get- his quota of work from those de-iring the best. 
Me i< a carpenter by trade and take- contracts only in wood. Mr. 
Lee will be pleased to figure on any contract, and when contract > 
;:re awarded it will be found that considering workmanship and 
material, he will be among the lowest. Fur samples of his work- 
manship we might mention the Berkshire School, in Sheffield, and 
in Great Barrington the residence of W. B. Nesbitt and the parish 
house of St. James. He has about finished a handsome house 
for Mr. Charle- Reed, of South Egreniont. 

'•Bkookside," Great Bakbimgi 


Mason and Builder, 
244 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

There is no contracting mason in Great Barrington or nearby towns 
who has a higher reputation for doing work thoroughly and skilfully than 
has Mr. John P. Viola, whose place of business i- at 244 Main Street. He 
has executed many commissions in the last twenty-five years, and his record 
h as to fully explain why many give him the preference when it comes 
to the placing of orders or the awarding of contracts. Estimates will gladly 
be given on application and Mr. Viola is prepared to figure very closely on 
contracts at all times. He ih . - prompt and painstaking attention to 
the filling of jobbing orders, and it will be found his charges are as low as 
can be made in connection with work of equal merit. Mr. Viola has done 
much building and is credited with the erection of many of the best struc- 
He has late' - for building residences and selling them. The 

houses have all modern improvements, the lots being 100x250 feet, and the 
price for house and lot from $3,000 upwards. Mr. Viola is lately making a 
specialty of concrete blocks, i block which has no superior in We-tern 
. ■- . 


Finest of Ales, Wines and Liquors 

All Beers sanitarily bottled in breweries, delivered anywhere in town 



N. H. Conte, Proprietor, 

Custom Shoe Making and Repairing, 

2 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

The Electric Shoe Shop., of which Mr. X. H. Conte is proprietor, is not 
only ihe one shoe shop in town equipped with electric machinery, but is also 
especially attractive on account of the speed, skill and accuracy with which 

: is done. Whether ycu wish to have shoes made to order or repaired, you 
will find that Mr. Come is in a position to suit you thoroughly, and it is the 
casiesl thing in the world to give him an opportunity to prove his ability and 
diso' -■- serve you efficiently The Electric Shoe Shop is open until eight 

in the evening, visitors are always welcome, and if you have never visited it 
you ought to do so and see for yourself the great difference between it and 
the ordinary "cobbler shop' - of days past. He buys no cheap leather and does 
no cheap work and a job is done when agreed on. Mr. Conte requires two as- 
sistants, has had an experience of sixteen years, many of them in New \ ork 
City, and has been in business here since 1006. He is centrally located in Rob- 
bins Block, 2 Railroad Street, near Main. 




M. A. Barnes, Proprietor, 

32 Castle Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

The Berkshire Garage has a well-chosen name, for it is a thoroughly 
representative establishment and elicits a great deal of favorable comment 
from automobilists who have occasion to make trial of its facilities. The 
Berkshire Garage has a thoroughly equipped machine shop and — what is 
still more important — the best mechanics in Southern Berkshire. Of 
course that means that repairing is done at the Berkshire Garage as it 
SHOULD be — and there are precious few garages of which as much can be 
truthfully said. The Berkshire Garage has the agency of the Metz "Twenty- 
two" Roadster — a car which has made every auto manufacturer "sit up and 
take notice" because it does so easily so many things that no "cheap ear" 
lias any business to do. A full line of auto supplies and accessories is 
carried in stock, including Firestone, Goodrich and U. S. tires. The Berk- 
shire Garage is located at No. 32 Castle Street. It will well repay a visit. 
The garage can accommodate 30 cars. Mr. M. A. Barnes, the proprietor, has 
been connected with the Berkshire Garage since May. 191 1. Mr. Barnes is 
agent for the Peerless three, four and five ton truck, ranging in price from 
$3,500 to $t.50o. 


Bicycles and Motorcycles, 

Indian Motorcycles, Sporting Goods, Phonographs and Supplies, 

282 Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

There is not a more genuinely popular establishment in the Berkshires than 
is that conducted by Mr. Frank A. Minkler. it being the first store north of 
Hotel Miller. Mr. Minkler deals in motorcycles, like the Indian; bicycles, 
bicycling sundries, etc.. also in phonographs and supplies for the same, sporting 
goods, etc. He is prepared to give unsurpassed (and in the opinion of many, 
unequalled) value in return for money received, and it is his invariable policy 
to give equal courtesv and attention to every buyer, large or small. Mr. Minkler 
keeps thoroughly well informed on the goods he deals in, therefore when you 
choose from his stock you have your pick from the largest, latest and best. 
Repairing is an important department of the business, and it may truly be said 
that there is not a place in all New England where better work in that line is 
done, while the charges are uniformly reasonable. Mr. Minkler has been in 
business in Great Barrington since 1901, and for himself alone since March. 
1910, having located in his present store in April, 1910. He also does develop- 
ing and printing. 


Livery, Hitch, Feed and Sales Stables, 

Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

George A. Tuller's livery stable is often and very favorably spoken of, as 
it is a popular establishment which enjoys an extensive and select patronage 
and earns it by a uniformly excellent service and reasonable charges. This is 
mainly owing to the fact that every detail is given close personal supervision. 
Horses and carriages may be hired by the hour or day, with or without driv- 
ers, the stable is equipped with up-to-date rigs, both single and double, and 
horses are fed at reasonable rates. He is the oldest established liveryman in 
Great Barrington, dating back to 1876, and has certainly made good and proven 
that the days of the livery stable are not over by any means. He is a select- 
man of the town and has served six terms, besides being tax collector from 
1879 to 1882. Mr. Tuller has in his day owned many fine horses, the most 
notable being Squeechy. which he raced from Maine to Kentucky. 


Practical Horseshoer and Repairer, 

Main Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Those wishing their horses carefully shod in the best manner will find 
that Mr. G. C. Carter, of Main Street, Great Barrington, has a well equipped 
shop, and his many years experience in Stockbridge, before becoming estab- 
lished here in August, 191 1, enables him to do the work in the best manner. 
He has ample assistance to do a large business, and his shop is a very 
popular one, as Mr. Carter's reputation for careful work is well known. 
While he is experienced in shoeing lame and interfering horses, Mr. Carter 
classes himself as an all-round practical horseshoer and repairer. Jobbing, 
such as woodworking, carriage repairing, ironing, etc., are important 
features. Mr. Carter has patrons not only in this town, but many from 
outside villages come to his shop exclusively. 

Greenhouses of Dolby Bros., Florists. 


Florists, Cut Flowers, Funeral Designs, 

Telephone 230, 

27 Humphrey Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Making a specialty of all kinds of flowering plants is the firm of Dolby 
Hros , Great Barnngton's only florists. They have been in business since 
April. 1911, and have gained pronounced success and an enviable reputation 
in the cultivation of flowering plants, their productions being representative 
ol the highest types of the floral art. Here can be seen flowering plants of 
all kinds, chrysanthemums, roses, lilies-, ferns, potted and bedding plants, etc. 
Orders by postal or 'phone receive prompt attention. The Dolby green- 
houses, numbering five, with 7,000 feel of glass, are modern ones and are 
visited by those who have an eye for the beautiful. E. B. & C. W. Dolbv 
have had a long experience in horticultural work and ^tand high with the 
floral iraternity. All those who desire cut flowers for social functions, 
funerals, etc., will find they are in a position to'fill the order without delav. 
1 hey cover Sheffield, New Marlboro. Stockbridge and all nearby towns. 


Auto and Carriage Painting, 

Cottage Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

Every ov\ ner of a carriage or an automobile will agree that a cheap job 
of painting is dear at any price, for even though the vehicle looks good, it 
will soon become shabbier than ever; still, it is bv no means necessary to 
pay a fancv price in order to get thoroughly satisfactory results if you use 
discrimination in the placing of order-. Mr." W. C. Allen, of Cottage Street', 
Great Barrington, is an experienced and expert automobile and carriage 
painter and has a well-earned reputation for doing first-class and durable 
work, and his facilities are such as to enable a job to be done without undue 
delay. Mr. Allen has been in business here since '000 and is considered to 
have no superior as a painter aiong I he Housatonic Valley. His shop is a 
large and spacious one, and especially during the winter months requires 
experienced help. 

Light and Heavy Moving, Expressing, Etc., 
68 East Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

At no place are the services of the mover and expressman more in demand 
than in Great Barrington. It is said there is no more careful mover in this 
vicinity than Mr. Lincoln S. Siggins, as he has the necessary teams and care- 
ful drivers, and those desiring his services will find him exceptionally careful, 
very prompt and his charges reasonable He can move anything, but' does not 
rely on this alone, for Mr. Siggins gets a good share of the local expressing. 
In June last he purchased the business and good-will from Edward H. Har- 
mon and he has proven himself the right man in the right place. Those desir- 
ing any work in his line should call or address Mr. Siggins at 68 East Street, 
or better still, 'phone him and a team will be in readiness without delay. He 
requires five horses and three teams, and his business is increasing month by 



53 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, Mass. 

While it is assuredly true that inferior electrical equipment is so unsatis- 
factory as to b: dear at any price, it is equally true that one need not pay 
f?.ncy prices in order to make sure cf getting the best. Make your wants 
known to Mr. E. E. Barnes, for he is a specialist in electrical wiring and is 
also prepared to furnish and install everything electrical and to quote as low 
prices as can possibly be named in ecu lcct'cn with material and workmanship 
of equal excellence. Estimates will cheerfully be furnished, and it is safe to 
say that no responsible electrician is better prepared to figure on both large 
and small contracts. Mr. Barnes has executed many commissions in Great 
Barrington since he started in business, and his record affords the best possible 
assurance that orders placed with him will be satisfactorily filled. He has had 
thirteen years' experience and became established in April last. 




Telephone 9-12, 

Housatonic, Mass. 

Greal Barrington has many good stores that deal in food 
supplies, and in this connection it is lining to speak of the estab- 
lishment conducted by Pendlebury & Viola, of Housatonic. \vli<> 
iuiM built up a large and select patronage by the simple policy 
. >t keeping the very besl the market affords in tlte line of staple 
•mhI fancy groceries, fruits and fine provisions and selling them 
a- low ajs possible. \ specialty is made of coffee, tea, batter and 
four commodities which the public demands shall be of the 
\ery best Pendlebury & Viola know this fact and see to it that 
onlj the best of these goods are kept in stock. The delivery sys- 
tem is efficient, and since establishment, in January, tyio. the 
firm of Pendlebury &• Viola have increased their li>t of patrons 
month by month 

Central Square. Housatonic. 


Contractor and Builder, Building Mover, Auto Garage, 

Cottage Street, Housatonic, Mass. 

Mr. Harvey F. Shufelt does not profess to be the largest builder and con- 
tractor in the Housatonic Valley, but he docs claim to do work equal to the best. 
He has I een a builder here since 1892. and has done work which is not only a 
credit t" himself but to the town. He takes contracts for a building in its 

Housatonic from Monument Mountain. 


Retailers of Fresh and Salt Meats, Fresh Fish, Oysters 

and Clams, 

Vegetables, Etc., 

Telephone Connection, 

Central Block, Housatonic, Mass. 

It is well worth while to use careful discrimination in the 
choice of a meai: market, for nothing is more annoying than to 
be supplied with inferior meats when you are payinf first-class 
prices, and one sure way to avoid that is to place your orders in 
the right hands. Very many have found that the meats and the 
prices are sure to be right when the order is placed with Killeen 
& Sullivan, so it is not in the least surprising that they should 
have increased their list of patrons month by month since they 
bought out the old established market of J. J. Barr on April 1 
last. Killeer. & Sullivan's market is kept in the pink of condi- 
tion, has only the choickest meats, dry picked poultry and fish 
fresh from the great wholesale fish houses. The market is spa- 
cious, and the management is such as to assure the prompt, care- 
ful and accurate filling of orders. The members of the firm arc- 
John J. Killeen and Edward W. Sullivan. 

entirety, and besides docs much general jobbing, being considered prompt in 

execution and reasonable in his charges. If a building can be moved Mr. Shufelt 

can move it, and consequently his services are required in all nearby towns. 

When he found Housatonic needed an auto garage he built it, and it has proven 

a necessity. Repairs are made, tire vulcanizing is a specialty, and cars are 

stored. The building is of solid concrete and fireproof. Mr. Shufelt is one of 

Housatonic's most energetic and wide-awake citizens and is in favor of every 

improvement to promote the interests of this section of Great Barrington. Mr. 

Shufelt has building lots for sale all over Great Barrington ; he also 

luiilds and sells his cottages, ranging in price from $2,000 to $7,000. 

Cottage Street has been built up by him. and he is credited with more 

building improvements than any other in Housatonic. 

S. Schwartz, Proprietor, 

Home Made Bread, Cakes, Etc., Cigars and Confectionery, Ice 
Cream in Season, 

Telephone 28-2, East Main Street, Housatonic, Mass. 

The Housatonic Bakery, conducted by Mr. Samuel Schwartz, is lo- 
cated on East Main Street, and it is hardly necessary to add that its 
equipment represents the best in that line. Mr. Schwartz has built up 
a very extensive patronage since he became established in 1910, and his 
products are so superior that they appeal successfully to people of the 
most particular taste. As the stock is being constantly renewed it is 
ever fresh and attractive, and the variety of pies and cakes is so varied 
that all can be suited. The bread of the Housatonic Bakery is so nu- 
tritious and is cooked in a hake-shop that is as sanitary, if not more 
so. than in the old kitchen at home. Mr. Schwartz filled a long-felt 
want when he started his unrivalled bakery in Housatonic. He covers 
all the nearby towns, going as far as South Lee. and requires two 
teams. He also conducts a quick lunch. 





The Berkshire House. 

Store of Wm. H. Snyder, Housatonic. 

Steam. Hot Water and Hot Air Heating, Tinning and 
Plumbing, Stoves, Hardware, 
Front Street, Housatonic, Mass. 

The plumbing should be of vital importance to the in- 
habitants of every community, and especially in such an up- 
to-date village as Housatonic. No part of the dwelling de- 
serves more consideration than plumbing and drainage, as 
one's health depends on the quality of the fixtures and the 
plumbing. Mr. A. J. Hasson has executed contracts in his 
line in many of the finest residences here and his work has 
given entire satisfaction to owners and builders. He can 
take large or small contracts, for he is considered a spe- 
cialist as a heating engineer and gasfitter. He is agent for 
leading stoves, ranges and boilers and can supply one with 
any make. Mr. Hasson had many years' experience as a 
journeyman plumber before becoming established, March, 
1880, making him the second oldest established plumber in 
the Housatonic Valley. He has a fine selection of hardware 
and kitchen utensils to choose from and thus please the 
most particular. Mr. Hasson lately installed a heating sys- 
tem in the Corpus Christi rectory requiring twenty radi- 
ators. He also takes contracts for laying water mains, one last 
year for $11,000, the contract calling for an eight-inch pipe, 
distance two miles. Mr. Hasson is also proprietor of the 
Berkshire House, whicii is open all the year. The rates 
are reasonable and the alccommodations the very best. 

WM. H. SNYDER, Housatonic, Mass. 
Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots, Shoes and Clothing, Hats and Caps, 
Tin, Wooden and Hardware, Etc., Coal and Wood and Phosphates. 

Mr. Wm. H. Snyder has built up an extensive business, which continues to 
steadily increase, and his success is largely due to the fact that he considers 
nothing is too good for his patrons. His stock always represents the best and 
latest in all standard grades, and as the prices are uniformlv reasonable it is 
not in the least surprising that the most discriminating buyers find that it is well 
worth while to make use of the facilities Mr. Snyder offers. His stock of 
groceries is always fresh, while his store is filled with dry and fancy goods, 
clothing, boots and shoes, furniture, carpets, oil cloth, etc. Wood and coal are 
also especial features. Courteous clerks are in attendance and prompt delivery 
system is assured. Mr. Snyder began business in a very small way in 1880 in 
the store now occupied by the local tailor. In 1890 Mr. Race was admitted to 
partnership, and after twenty years Mr. Snyder again became sole proprietor. 
Me has without doubt the most metropolitan store in Housatonic. 

F. M. MOORE, The People's Pharmacy, 
E. Main Street, Housatonic, Mass. 

A leading and finely stocked pharmacy of the Berkshires is that conducted 
by Air. Frederick M. Moore, of Housatonic. This popular and largely patron- 
ized drug store has always met all requirements of the people and gained a 
reputation for the carrying of pure drugs, chemicals and all druggists' supplies 
of the highest quality. Special features are the filling of physicians' prescrip- 
tions, the carrying of large and select lines of toiiet goods and preparations, 
souvenirs, etc. Mention should be made also of sporting goods, watches, jew- 
elry, fishing tackle, paints and oils. The drug department is under the personal 
supervision of Mr. Moore, who has gained a widespread reputation for accuracy. 
The People's Pharmacy is one of the standard institutions of Housatonic and 
was founded by Mr. Moore in 1888, and is located on East Main Street. 




Episcopal Church, Sheffield. 


Milk and Its By-Products, 

"Certified Milk" Produced at Our "Mahopac Farms," 

Executive Offices, 209 Washington Street, Mount Vernon, N. Y. 

Frank Percy, Manager, Sheffield, Mass. 

The pronounced success of the Willow Brook Dairy Creamery affords an- 
other proof of the truth of that familiar saying, "There is always room at the 
top." This concern are very extensive dealers in milk, cream and buttermilk 
and manufacturers of butter, and the decided magnitude of their business is 
chiefly due to the uniformly superior quality of the articles dealt in. It is true 
they are in a position to meet all honorable competition in tjie matter of prices, 
but it is nevertheless a fact that the main factor in their success is thorough 
conviction on the part of the people that furnished by the Willow 
Brook Dairy Creamery are sure to lie the best which the market affords. The 
premises utilized have a commanding situation and are a model in every detail 
of healthfulness and convenience, This creamery was established in 1901, the 
milk being obtained from the sanitary dairies of this section. Their plant at 
Mahopac Farm, Baldwin Place, N. Y., turns out a certified milk which is highly 
commended and is sold mostly in New Rochelle, Mt. Vernon and the Pel- 
hams. Mr. Percy has been manager here since 1910 and for three years pre- 
viously was at New Rochelle, though practically he has been in the dairy busi- 
ness all his life. 

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Methodist Church, Sheffield. 

George G. Peck, Proprietor, 
Main Street, Sheffield, Mass. 

It is safe to say that everybody who is at all acquainted with Sheffield is 
also more or less familiarly acquainted with Elmhurst Inn, for this is an old 
established place, dating to 1899, that has a widespread reputation and is very 
highly regarded. The proprietor, Mr. George G. Peck, has been very successful 
in conducting it so as to combine all the best features of home and hotel life. 
Elmhurst is conveniently located on Main Street, has accommodations for forty- 
live people, and is so arranged and equipped as to make it a very pleasant place 
of residence. The most attractive feature is, of course, the table, for here one 
lias practically all the good things of life that are in season, and the cooking is 
very far superior to that which one is in the habit of getting at the average inn. 
Mr. Peck is now desirous of retiring from hotel life and will sell Elmhurst, with 
it- forty acres, for $15,000. As Sheffield is a license town there is certainly a 
golden opportunity awaiting the party who becomes the owner of this beautiful 
hostlery in the Berkshires. 

Congregational Church, Sheffield 


General Merchandise, Flour, Feed, Hardware, Etc., Real Estate, 

Main Street, Sheffield, Mass. 

There is no denying the fact that the store of Mr, W. D. French is one of 
the standard institutions of Sheffield, for it was established in 1885 and is favor- 
ably known to all residents and to those who live for many miles around. Mr. 
French carries an attractive stock of general merchandise, it being made up of 
goods obtained from the most reliable sources, and is constantly being renewed 
so as to be always up-to-date in every department. Here also one can obtain 
hardware, paints, oils, furniture, dry goods, boots and shoes, besides flour, feed 
and grain. It is not to be wondered at that an extensive business is dune and 
that the trade grows greater each year. Mr. French takes an active interest in 
all matters pertaining to Sheffield's best interests and is the recognized real 
estate authority in the town. He has many properties on his lists which he will 
be pleased to show to those interested. 


Old Stone Store, Main Street, Sheffield, Mass. 

The millinery establishment conducted by Miss Alice R. Cassidy has a much 
more than local reputation, as is evidenced by the fact that it receives an ex- 
tensive patronage from those who are not residents of Sheffield. Its widespread 
popularity is the legitimate result of the offering of inducements which appeal 
alike to those who want the best, regardless of cost, and those who appreciate 
true art in millinery but are in a position where it is advisable to strive to make 
every dollar go as far as possible. The premises utilized are in the old stone 
store, and the facilities are such as to enable custom work to be done at short 
notice and at the lowest rates consistent with the attainment of satisfactory 
results. The stock is representative of the best obtainable in all standard grades 
and is comprehensive enough to admit of all tastes and purses being suited. 
Miss Cassidy opened her millinery parlors on March 30, 1903. 

Friendly Union, Sheffield. 


Sanitary Plumbing, 

Birch Street, Sheffield, Mass. 

The activities of Mr. George J. Morris include plumbing, tinning, gasfitting 
and heating. He has done and is doing a large amount of work and has gained 
a well established prestige, as he uses only the best of material and workman- 
ship, all work being done under his close personal supervision and the same high 
standard of execution being steadily maintained. The heating apparatus installed 
by Mr. Morris represents the latest advances in that line and consequently is 
unequalled in its combination of efficiency and economy of maintenance. Such 
of our readers as are contemplating having plumbing done would best serve their 
own interests by communicating with him. Established in June, 1908, Air. 
.Morris' business has steadily increased in volume so that now he requires the 
services of several assistants. He has a large and well equipped workshop on 
Birch Street and has the facilities to do any sized job. 


Horseshoeing, General Jobbing and Carriage Repairing, 

Sheffield, Mass. 

Among the best known and most reliable horseshoers and general black- 
smiths of this section must be included Mr. Sidney Joslyn, maintaining a modern 
and well equipped shop in Sheffield. Mr. Joslyn became established last fall, and 
has steadily advanced in prestige and patronage so that to-day bis list of patrons 
is greater than ever before. Blacksmithing in all its branches is executed, a 
specialty being made of scientific horseshoeing. He knows the needs of every 
horse, and is very particular that horses with tender feet should receive the 
attention they so much deserve. Mr. Joslyn also does carriage repairing, ironing, 
etc., and in the latter capacity lias no superior between Pittsfield and Canaan. 

Berkshire School, Sheffield. 

Main Street, Looking North, Sheffield. 


Groceries, Feed, Coal, Etc., 

Sheffield, Mass. 

The grocery store conducted by Dunham Bros., of Sheffield, 
is one of the most widely known enterprises of its kind in Shef- 
field. From the very beginning the policy of the Dunham Bios, 
has been to cater to the most discriminating trade, and so suc- 
cessful have they been that to-day they number many of that 
class among their regular customers. Such being the case, it is 
hardly necessary to add that they make it an invariable rule to 
obtain their supplies from the most reliable sources, to keep 
their stock fresh, attractive and up-to-date and to handle only 
such goods as are known to be leaders in their especial line. 
Dunham Bros, also handle coal, thoroughly screened; also feed, 
gram, etc. The firm of Dunham Bros, was founded in iqio, and 
they certainly obtain a good share of the local trade. The busi- 
ness was founded in 1888 by the late Frank Dunham, and on 
his death, two years ago, the sons succeeded to the business. 

Prescription Pharmacist, 

Perfumes, Toilet Articles, Souvenir Cards, Stationery, Newspapers, 

Magazines, Choicest Confectionery, Imported and Domestic Cigars, 

Main Street, Sheffield, Mass. 

Mr. George A. Scott has been in the drug business in Sheffield since 1007, so 
if it is true that "experience is the best teacher'' lie therefore ought to be thor- 
oughly well informed concerning that very important branch of trade. It may 
be depended upon that the drugs, medicines, etc., furnished by Mr. Scott are 
fully up to the standard in every respect. His establishment is centrally located. 
is spacious, well equipped and carefully managed. Particular attention is paid 
to the compounding of physicians' prescriptions, and the facilities are such as to 
assure prompt service as well as the use of fresh and pure ingredients, while 
the charges are as low as are consistent with the use of the best material. 
Scott's pharmacy has a full line of toilet articles, rubber goods, confectionery, 
and a sanitary soda fountain is operated. Mr. Scott has had an experience of 
fourteen years in Massachusetts and is a graduate of the Albany College of 


Auto Garage, Bicycles, Etc., 

Sheffield, Mass. 

A garage that is highly commended by automobilists is that conducted by 
Mr. Miles H. Dunham, of Sheffield. It is equipped as to afford every facility 
for storage, supplies and repairs, and the charges are as low as are consistent 
with the rendering of a service which is thoroughly acceptable to those who 
appreciate genuine merit. The garage has a full line of auto supplies, made up 
of goods obtained from the most reliable sources, and therefore are sure to 
prove precisely as represented. Cars are to be hired by the hour, day or week, 
and in case of a breakdown Mr. Dunham has an emergency car for such pur- 
poses. He is agent for new and second hand autos, also bicycles and motor- 
cycles, and can also supply one with gasoline engines, motors and dynamos. He 
is also a plumber and heating engineer and has installed many systems in resi- 
dences here and vicinity. Mr. Dunham started in the plumbing business in 1895, 
and after a time turned his attention to autos, and has gained a reputation as a 
repairer of no mean order. He is local representative for the Maxwell and 
Columbia automobiles and the Sampson truck, and his garage has a capacity 
of twentv-five cars. 

A. M. LITTLE, Dry Goods, Groceries, Etc., Main Street, Sheffield, Mass. 

The business carried on by Mr. A. M. Little, of Sheffield, owes its great 
popularity to many things, but they are all summed up in the words "it pays to 
buy from Little." That is the whole story in a nutshell. The limitations of 
space forbid our going into detail or to the magnitude and variety of the stock, 
the excellence of the goods of which it is composed, the positive certainty that 
goods bought at Little's will prove precisely as represented, and the promptitude 
and intelligence of the service to customers. Suffice to say Mr. Little has a 

store which would do credit to a much larger town. Besides a full line of 
groceries and dry goods, he keeps on hand gent's furnishings, kitchen and house- 
furnishings, bedding, gasoline, souvenir cards, etc. Mr. Little succeeded his 
father in 1876, the business dating back to the thirties, and that his store is 
popular is conclusively demonstrated by the magnitude of the business and its 
steady and rapid growth. Mr. Little was burned out in 1905 and has been at 
his present location since the following year. 


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F. A. Baker, Proprietor, 

At the Gateway to the Berkshires, Canaan, Conn. 

any natural advantages of this section are supplementeJ 
truly be called "the best hotel service in New Eng- 
land," and the Canfield, o( I tan, Conn., is certainly entitled to 

share of the n the perfection of that service, 

a- - acknowledged i have few equals and no superiors in its 
especial line. Evidently the proprietor, Mr. F. A. Baker, appre- 
ciates th< fad that eating i> one of the chief enjoyments of hotel 
life, tor the tabic is most excellent, and the Canfield lias a spa- 
cious, airy dining room winch is very cool and comfortable. 
Everything here is new. and rooms in suite may he obtained with 
baths, ["he rates are reasonable and permancnts and transients 
arc accommodated. An extensive and select patronage i- enjoyed 
and the prosperity of the house is certainly well deserved. Vuto- 
mobile parties find this an ideal place to stop. Mr. Bakei las 
been proprietor of this modern hostelry since the fall of [907. 

East Main Street, Canaan, Conn. 

Carriage and Wagon Painter, Carpenter 
and Machinist, 
Canaan, Conn. 

An important operating wagon painter of this sec- 
tion is Mr. Garret De Hart, of Canaan. He is consid- 
ered second to none in reliability and proficiency of ser- 
vice, and bis business has steadily advanced in volume 
since he became established in lyn. Auto, wagon and 
carriage painting are especial features, and it is a fact 
that he retains all his patrons, as they are thoroughly 
satisfied with his work. Mr. IX- Hart can make a car- 
riage or wagon in its entirety and is credited with being 
a builder of no mean order. In fact, he is an all around 
hand\' man. for besides being an electrical engineer, he 
can do carpenter or machine work. He has resided in 
Canaan since 1 S74. his native city being New Bruns- 
wick, N. J. 


Mrs. K. C. W. Abbe, Proprietress, 

Canaan, Conn. 

Under the proprietorship of Mrs. K. C. W. Abbe the Wangum is rapidly 
building up an extensive and select patronage. The present day Wangum is a 
decidedly up-to-date establishment, presenting a bill of fare so varied and com- 
plete as to include all seasonable dishes, and with first class cooking and prompt 
and courteous service it is not to be wondered at that this house under its 
present management is very warmly recommended by all who give it a trial. 
The rooms are large, the Wangum is equipped in a 1912 manner and is con- 
veniently located and is open all the year. Special rates are given by the week 
or month. Automobilists and fishing parties find there is no better place along 
the whole Housatonic Valley to put up at than at this popular hostlery. The 
Wangum has been under the present efficient proprietorship since 1003. 


Blacksmithing, Horseshoeing, Wagon Work, Etc., 

Shop near Canaan Garage, Canaan, Conn. 

Mr. G. 11. Trieschman is a blacksmith in the truest sense of the word and 
can turn his hand to anything in his line. For eighteen years he has been 
established in business, and during this tenure of years has enjoyed a patronage 
not only large but select. He is a practical horseshoer and understands the 
needs of man's best friend, anci when a particular job is required many patronize 
Mr. Trieschman exclusively. He keeps an assistant, and work is done not only 
promptly but skilfully. General jobbing and wagon work are especial features, 
and as a carriage repairer he has a fame not bounded by the limits of the town. 
Mr. Trieschman's shop is conveniently located, near the Canaan Garage, where 
he solicits the patronage of those desiring the best of work. 


Broker, Timber Lands, Mineral Lands, Coal Lands, Agent 

the Middlesex 

Banking Co., Stocks and Bonds, 

Office, The Wangum, 

Canaan, Conn. 

Competent and impartial judges agree that there is no portion 
of Connecticut or Massachusetts which affords better opportunities 
for safe and profitable investment in real estate than can be found 
in this vicinity. It is necessary to exercise skill in selection, and 
in this connection it is pertinent to make mention of the facilities 
offered by Mr. Thomas Abbe, whose office is located at the Wan- 
gum. Mr. Abbe is thoroughly familiar with past and present realty 
valuer, for he has had many years' experience, and is in a position 
to give expert guidance as to probable future values. He makes a 
specialty of village and farm property and has the cream of such 
properties on his list. 'Phone 92 — 2 for all real estate informa- 
tion, for Mr. Abbe will be only too pleased to answer all inquiries. 

Granite Avenue, Canaan, Conn. 


Main Street. Canaan. 

Granger Hill. Canaan, Cow. 

High Water at Canaan, Conn. 


Horseshoeing, General Blacksmithing and Woodworking, 
Railroad Street, Canaan, Conn. 

This is an age in which expert service is demanded along all lines of impor- 
tant work. In the horseshoeing and general blacksmith lings it is given by the 
widely known and largely operating blacksmith shop of Mr. George R. 
Wilcox, who has a modern and adequately equipped shop on Railroad Street. 
The business was established by the father of Mr. Wilcox many years ago, he 
succeeding his father in 1877, and he has always met all demands in scientific 
and correct horseshoeing, including the most particular of fine horses. Horses 
with diseased hoof, interfering horses, etc., are given particular attention. He 
is also an experienced carriage worker and repairer, and is not only neat in his 
work, but prompt in the filling of commissions. Mr. Wilcox is considered an 
authority on horses and his judgment is often requested by those in doubt. His 
shop is thoroughly equipped, having an electric motor which runs band saws, 
circular saws, drills, lathes and a grind stone. The area covered is 39x46 feet. 


G. M. Bullock, Proprietor, 

Telephone Connection, Automobile Livery, Open 
Day and Night, Member A. A. A. and C. A. A., 

Canaan, Conn. 

Canaan's Fireproof Garage, Mr. G. M. Bullock, proprietor, is 
favorably spoken of by all who have given it triah; for it is a spa- 
cious, well appointed, skilfully managed establishment, and car 
owners find that it pays in the best sense of the word to make use 
of the facilities offered. The proprietor is one uT the best known 
business men of Canaan, who for years has been engaged 111 the 
coal and expressage business and is one who insists upon every- 
thing being kept fully up to the mark in an establishment with 
which his name is identified. He has one of the best repair shops 
in the State and has as foreman an experienced machinist from 
the Western Massachusetts Construction Co. Mr. Bullock deals 
in automobiles, has an auto livery, and also deals in supplies in 
general. He has been connected with this garage since August 1, 
191 1, and it is open from April 15 to December 1. Mr. Bullock 
is a member of the A. A. A. and C. A. A. 


Sanitary Engineers, Heating, Tinning, Stoves and 
Ranges, Tinware and Hardware, Fine Plumbing 

Telephone Connections, 

Store and Shop, Railroad Street, Canaan, C< in. 

The business conducted by A. J. Wigglesworth & Co. is one of the largest 
of its kind in this vicinity, and so many exceptional inducements are offered 
to customers that it is not to be wondered at that they consider this store to be 
headquarters for the goods dealt in. They include hardware of all kinds, 
heaters, Glenwood ranges, tools, etc. This firm can furnish and install boilers, 
and are prepared to do heating work in all its branches under a guarantee of 
satisfaction. The business also includes plumbing, steam and gas fitting, tinning, 
sheet iron and gutter work, the facilities being such as to assure the prompt 
filling of even the most extensive or difficult orders. The business dates back 
many years, A. J. Wigglesworth & Co. succeeding G. P. Strong May 15, 1907. 
They employ a force of efficient, intelligent workmen and have installed systems 
in the residences of many of our most particular citizens.